Wymering Manor is a historic Grade II* listed building near Cosham in north Portsmouth first built in the 16th century with parts of the current building also contain medieval and roman materials. In January 2013 the council officially handed Wymering Manor over to the Wymering Manor Trust and since then the Trust have worked quickly in their efforts to not only bring Portsmouth’s oldest house back to it’s past glory but also make it an open, welcoming community space for local people.
The Wymering Manor Trust “Mind Your Manor” project aims to renovate and refurbish this historic Portsmouth building’s music room, kitchen and chapel areas to be used as a community hub for local events and activities as well as a learning centre for training and volunteering opportunities. The trust could receive up to £50,000 from the People’s Millions to make this happen, BUT, they need votes TODAY!
Between 9am and midnight today simply call 0871 626 8871 and vote for Wymering Manor Trust to win the £50,000 they need to bring the house back to public use. It is as simple as that. PLUS you can vote up to 10 times. Once you have voted then share that telephone number on Facebook and Twitter to all your friends and let them know they too can take an active role in both ensuring this historic building is kept for future generations and the local community have an exciting, new resource available.
Also today a short film about “Mind Your Manor” will be broadcast on Meridian News highlighting in detail all that the trust aim to achieve for both the Manor and the local community. Everything from essential repairs to make the Manor safe for community use and providing disabled access to the Victorian Wing to the provision of gardening equipment for our volunteer gardeners, and computer equipment for training programmes.
HERE is the link to the trust’s project page on The People’s Millions website for more information and for you to register if you wish and comment on the project.