Grant set to get the church bell ringing at Richmond

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A £140,000 project to preserve bell ringing at Richmond’s Parish Church is £6,000 richer thanks to district councillors.

The Society of Bellringers at St Mary’s Church is fundraising for a major restoration project on the bells and the bellframe.

It includes cash for soundproofing to reduce the impact of practices on local residents.

That project has received cash from the council thanks to a grant from the Communities Opportunity Fund recently approved by members of the authority’s Corporate Board. www,