CSG Boost for Museum’s New Gallery

01 December 2012 by Dan Gailer

Salisbury Museum’s planned development of a new gallery has received a funding boost.

Cleansing Service Group (CSG) is making a £31,500 contribution towards the cost of a new Archaeology of Wessex Gallery at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. The new gallery will enable the museum to completely redisplay its internationally important archaeology collections and expand the Salisbury areas prehistoric heritage.

The cash has been allocated from the Landfill Tax Communities Fund – a scheme designed to help fund community and environmental projects around landfill sites. The fund is administered by ENTRUST, a regulatory body which ensures projects meet a number of established criteria. CSG makes the maximum allowable contribution into the fund.

CSG operates a landfill site at Pound Bottom, some eight miles from Salisbury, and readily agreed to the Museum’s request for a contribution. CSG allocated the £31,500 requested with no conditions attached.

Ian Carnell, CSG’s associate director – technical, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this project  which will help the museum achieve its aim of opening up the prehistoric heritage of the Salisbury area to a wider range of visitors.”

In the last 14 years CSG has awarded nearly £1 million raised through the Landfill Communities Fund to environmental and community projects in the area surrounding Pound Bottom. Projects supported include the creation of a new nature reserve, refurbishing village halls, church restoration and the purchasing of mobility buggies. 

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