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Local Community Pledges Support for Historic Newstead Abbey
Today the Newstead Abbey Partnership (NAP) – now a formally established friends group of Newstead Abbey supporters, advocates and local partners – announced their commitment to promote the site’s significance, encourage tourism and secure new funds for necessary conservation work with the support of a start-up grant of £40,000 from World Monuments Fund Britain via The Paul Mellon Estate.
At the initial meeting of the NAP, held in Newstead’s historic orangery on June 25, Chairman Dr Patrick Candler praised the work of the Steering Group who had set up the partnership following two public meetings in 2013:
“The passion and enthusiasm for Newstead Abbey remains undiminished. There is a tremendous wealth of experience, skills and knowledge in our new Committee and we now have the challenge of coordinating our ideas so that we can confirm Newstead as the jewel in Nottinghamshire’s cultural and heritage crown”.