LETTER: Restoration is a great scheme

FOLLOWING on the article in about the restoration of Capron House and Memorial Hall in Midhurst, I write to confirm that the National Park has done a magnificent job.

A tired, battered but important building in Midhurst has been rescued and transformed into an amazing space, light and modern but without ostentation.

It includes a vibrant and important interpretation centre which will substantially add to the area’s tourist attractions.

But in some ways, the glory of the Park’s work is the transformation of the Memorial Hall back to its former glory with a stage worthy of the town’s theatrical company as well as providing meeting rooms and a servery, all offered willingly to the community for its use.

The National Park has made a really worthy contribution to the Western Weald area as well as Midhurst, and with the building’s high energy-conservation standards, leads from the front in sustaining energy supplies.

What’s not to like? So well done the South Downs National Park and our thanks to its officers and members.

Gordon McAra

Councillor Midhurst