It’s a year after crowdfunding ended, what’s happening?
The crowdfunding money has been used as match-funding in our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a further £2.9m, which - if we are successful - the council would match to restore at least 60 arches.
Regardless of the HLF bid outcome, we are aiming to get work started on restoring three arches in Spring 2019.
A dedicated project manager is now in post and key priorities over the next three months include:
- Getting enabling work started for the first three, crowdfunded, arches at the western end of the terrace.
- Applying for listed building consent.
- Installing a site office on Madeira Drive – to be used for fundraising until work begins.
Fundraising is ongoing
Specially commissioned Madeira Terrace branded merchandise will soon be available to buy - and would make ideal Christmas gifts!:
- Special edition, Martha Mitchell designed, Brighton mugs - featuring Madeira Terrace: £12
- Re-usable hot drink mugs: £12
Profits from the sale of these items will go to the Madeira Terrace Restoration fund.
The items will be available from 13 December at:
Community campaigner, Jax Atkins, and her team raised a further £9,000 through their mid-summer raffle – bringing their fundraising total to more than £26,000!
Jax is currently collecting prizes for another raffle – tickets will be on sale next Spring. If you are able to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact Jax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jax also leads a team of volunteers who meet monthly to clean-up the area under and around Madeira Terrace. To join the community clean-ups or the conversation about the Madeira Terrace restoration go to the MADEIRA TERRACES & BLACK ROCK PAST PRESENT & FUTURE Facebook group.
Local firm, Building Green, who look after the Green Wall at Madeira Terrace, would welcome volunteers to help plant out some new Japanese Spindle trees in the Spring. If you’re able to help, please contact James Farrell through the Building Green website