Some great news from Bletchley Park
Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw will visit Bletchley Park on Thursday 25 March 2010 to announce the allocation of £250,000 DCMS funding for urgent repairs at the neglected WW2 Codebreaking Centre. The grant, which comes from the reallocation of under-spends elsewhere in the DCMS budget for 2009-2010, will allow the Bletchley Park Trust to tackle a variety of badly needed works on the ageing site including resurfacing pot-holed roads and car-parks and new roofs for iconic, at-risk, codebreaking buildings.
Simon Greenish, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust and shed of the year judge , welcomed today’s announcement as hugely significant, saying:
“This enormously-appreciated funding boost will not only enable vital repair and maintenance of this WW2 site for the benefit of our rapidly growing number of visitors, but it also represents endorsement by the DCMS that Bletchley Park is a place of national importance which deserves Government support.”
Well done the Trust for all their hard work and now the government for finally realising that historic and places of national importance like Bletchley Park and the iconic huts need help to survive.
Of course Bletchley Park is our Shed Week charity so follow all that sort of thing here.