House call for empty vil­lage hall

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

A SITE of sci­en­tific in­ter­est could be­come a home after plan­ning per­mis­sion was ex­tended.

The vil­lage hall, in Wind­mill Road, Ful­mer, is set to be con­verted and re­fur­bished into a home.

The hall and the as­so­ci­ated build­ings were once used as lab­o­ra­to­ries and of­fices but the site has been va­cant for seven years.

The site is within the green belt and a Site of Spe­cial Sci­en­tific In­ter­est lies to the south west.

The ap­pli­ca­tion is iden­ti­cal to a pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tion which was ap­proved, but per­mis­sion was due to ex­pire on Oc­to­ber 4 as the work had not been car­ried out within a three-year time pe­riod.

The dis­trict coun­cil granted per­mis­sion for the hall to be con­verted on Septem­ber 9. The ap­pli­cant now has another three years to start the work. STU­DENTS heard a first-hand ac­count from a sur­vivor of the Holo­caust.

The Bea­cons­field School pupils heard the story of Harry Bib­ring, who was born in Vi­enna in 1925.

In his talk, Mr Bib­ring de­tailed his slow re­al­i­sa­tion as a 10-year-old boy that the An­schluss of Aus­tria would lead to a steady stream of anti-Semitic laws that would al­ter his and his fam­ily’s life.

Stu­dents Poppy- Anne Forbes and Ma­son Kwiecien met Harry after the talk.

They vis­ited Auschwitz ear­lier this year through the Lessons from Auschwitz Project run by the Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust.

Con­trib­uted

SUR­VIVOR: Harry Bib­ring with stu­dents Poppy-Anne Forbes and Ma­son Kwiecien

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