CLASP has unfortunately been told that it must leave its Nether Heyford field centre during the next nine months owing to the business situation of its landlord. This field centre serves as our working base and archaeological archive store. Having this facility has provided us with a focal point for our members, the majority who come from the local area, to meet and work all through the year. Many of our members are elderly and find this activity an important part of their life, something they can ill – afford to lose.
There is therefore an urgent need to locate alternative premises in the locality, somewhere in the range of no more than ten to fifteen miles from Weedon but ideally less. Ideally we require a secure building of not less than 100 sq metre to lease for a minimum of three years. Hopefully it would have electricity, water and access to a toilet, together with outside space to stand a small container. We could pay a small rental but as we are a registered charity there might be wider benefits to the property owner.
Whilst the building would be a permanent store, the use of the building by our members would probably be constrained to a couple of days a week – for archaeological conservation, computerisation and meetings. If you have suitable premises that could be offered to us please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chair_OrganisingCommittee@claspweb.org.uk
D F Hayward MBE
Chair of Trustees