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  • "Lovely! Just what I needed. Yet another Council building.
    And to sweeten it up they're providing a space for the public to use for educational needs.
    If ever there was a place to go to learn something new for the day, Fir Tree Lane, miles from anywhere is just the place to build it.
    Mind, another option could have been to place all the non historical documents on a computer disc.
    Im losing the will to work my diaphragm and breath in and out.
    We are bloody done for."
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Update - Herefordshire's archive office move get thumbs up

How the archive centre at Rotherwas will look

How the archive centre at Rotherwas will look

First published in News

A NEW chapter in Herefordshire’s history books can begin after plans for an £8 million archive centre were approved this morning.

The county’s archive and records service will move to a new home in Rotherwas after Herefordshire Council branded the current Harold Street base “not fit for purpose”.

The new venue on Fir Tree Lane will also boast a dedicated educational room and improved access for the public.

Local member Councillor Peter Sinclair-Knipe told members of the council’s planning committee he was staggered at the amount of material that is stored by the service.

A recent 18-month restoration project saw more than 100,000 individual items checked, almost 4,000 wills wrapped and around five kilometres of archive tape used.

But the move wasn’t unanimously supported by the committee.

Coun Felicity Norman raised concern the new home would be out-of-town and hard to get to.  

 

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