Three month extension given to The Priory after Bromley Council meeting

PUBLISHED: 10:47 12 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:47 12 February 2015

Pictures of Bromley Museum

Pictures of Bromley Museum


The extension was granted in a meeting last night.

Following a meeting last night The Priory, Orpington, has been granted a three month extension by Bromley Council.

A major row broke out over the funding of the 13th century building, and a meeting was held by council chiefs to consider whether to back its sale.

The decision over the sale has been postponed for three months.

The Priory is home to Bromley Museum.

Michael Maxted, who attended the meeting and has been campaigning to keep The Priory open, said: “We have got a three month extension. It gives us time to get a community trust together.

“It’s just going to take time. Those sort of things don’t happen overnight or in a week.”

He is passionate about The Priory remaining open.

“The building is 700 years old, it’s the oldest building in Bromley. It needs somebody to invest because you can make it a fantastic location and it needs to be saved.”

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