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Shropshire Council is turning its back on an agreement to help fund the move of our town museum to the historic Buttercross and create a heritage interpretation centre. In doing so, the council is not only threatening to halt the new museum project, it is damaging ambitions for the Assembly Rooms. The museum move is a win-win project. The Buttercross will give the museum a fantastic permanent location and it will put good use to a currently empty building. The Assembly Rooms can then use the space to help achieve its ambitions to become a cultural hub for the town. Now the plans are in disarray. The town council had agreed with Shropshire Council that it could spend a £120,000 grant by the end of June 2014. Last week, Shropshire Council said the funding, under the Market Towns Revitalisation Programme, must be spent by the end of March. That can’t be done. The Buttercross is a Grade I listed building. It is simply not possible to complete a project like this in little more than six months as Shropshire Council is demanding. There was unfortunately no discussion of the issue at last night’s town council meeting. Greg Ginger caught the…

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