This is a joint project by the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot and the Meadowside Trustees.
The home, which is at 41 Highweek Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 1TR, is a substantial building set within its own grounds sharing a boundary with Highweek Primary School playing field.
Within the garden of the home is a separate building known as Meadowside Hall which was built early in the 20th century as a school room. It has been used for various purposes over the years but is now a little neglected and in need of renovation.
Meadowside currently has limited access from a narrow lane which runs along the north side of the house. The lane is extensively used by residents and by parents accessing Highweek Primary School at drop off and pick up times. Meadowside access is limited to pedestrians only through a side entrance gate.
Planning consent was obtained in 2017 for a new vehicular access and on-site carpark and this consent has been safeguarded by the commencement of work to the boundary wall for the formation of the new access gate.
The Hall is a single room 10.6m long and 6.1m wide with a side extension providing two toilets. The building is of sound construction but in need of extensive renovation including replacement windows, new services, removal of invasive vegetation, damp treatment and dry lining to the boundary wall, replacement ceiling tiles and insulation, repairs to the timber floor and complete redecoration.
Key Points of project
Meadowside has received donations of circa £10,000.
RCNA have committed to donate £8,000 to the project.
A crowdfunding page to be set up with a £5,000 pledge commitment.
Applications for funding to be initiated to raise the balance of £75,000.
For further information on this project contact:
Phil Millichap firstname.lastname@example.org – Project Lead
Martin Smith email@example.com – Fundraising & Donations
Jeremy Newcombe – firstname.lastname@example.org – Building & technical
Lynn McElheron – email@example.com – Chair Meadowside