Coal Exchange campaign goes from strength to strength, with another public meeting

A CAMPAIGN launched by Stephen in September, to secure the future of Cardiff’s historic Coal Exchange building, is going from strength to strength – with a non-profit-making company set up, and a further public meeting to be held this week.

Stephen Doughty MP with working group members at a previous meeting at the Exchange.

Stephen Doughty MP with working group members at a previous meeting at the Exchange.

The company, called ‘Save The Coal Exchange Limited’, has already seen supporters sign up, directors appointed, an office opened in the Exchange, and a number of working groups established, including Fundraising, Legal & Governance, Community Engagement, Communications, Building & Structure, and Building Future.

With the formation of the company comes the ability to apply for grant funding and liaise with relevant authorities and to drive forward efforts to save the historic building.

Stephen said: “Since the first public meeting in October, a great deal of work has been going on in the background and much progress has been made. We have been overwhelmed by offers of support – the community has really come together.

The Coal Exchange

The Coal Exchange

“At the first meeting a number of people volunteered to become part of a working group looking at ways to move things forward. These people have since met numerous times, and have already made great headway. I’d like to thank them profusely for the huge amount of time and effort they have already put in, and for making a long-term commitment to this project, entirely in their own time.

“I am very excited about the progress, and it is clear that the people of Cardiff and Wales want to save this remarkable building for the community and for future generations.”

The next public meeting will be held at the Coal Exchange on Friday, January 9 at 6pm. For further details or to become directly involved with the working groups, email atthecoalexchange {at} gmail(.)com



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