West Sussex Gazette

Drill Hall is saved


The battle to save Horsham’s Drill Hall has come to a successful end, with the building being placed in the care of the district’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

There was applause from members of the public as councillor­s agreed the hall should be leased to the RBL for up to 30 years at a peppercorn rent.

The decision ended 18 months of campaignin­g which followed the hugely unpopular suggestion in early 2020 that the hall should make way for affordable housing.

The legion will take over the hall’s running on April 1.

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