Runnymede Borough Council is disappointed to receive the news that the bid for Heritage Lottery Funding was not successful. This bid was one of many areas of funding that are being explored, to see if an Interpretation/Visitor Centre can be funded with minimal public money.
Runnymede’s Chief Executive, Paul Turrell said: “Runnymede’s Corporate Management Committee on Thursday 26 July agreed to pursue other sources of funding through our sponsorship company EVENT!LIVE. We will review the situation again in November but this project is still very much alive at the present time.”
Runnymede Council is working in partnership with The Magna Carta Trust, the American Bar Association, Surrey County Council, the National Trust, Royal Holloway, Brunel University, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Wraysbury Parish Council and many more organisations to mark the 800th anniversary celebrations in Runnymede in 2015. With our partners we are working together and making progress towards our goals.
There will be a wide range of appropriate celebrations in 2015 when Runnymede will be the focus of the world. If the Olympic spirit of 2012 can be reactivated for the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary in 2015, this will bring tourism and economic benefit to Surrey, Runnymede, Egham town, Ankerwycke and surrounding areas.
For more information about the Magna Carta project, please contact Sarah Walsh on 01932 425693 or firstname.lastname@example.org