The funding from Arts Council England will go towards seven places - including the SeaCity Museum, Art Gallery and Nuffield Theatre.
Serious Thatch Fire In Hampshire
Fire crews have dealt with a major thatch fire in Durley near Bishops Waltham.
Crews were called to Sciviers Lane just before 11am today (Friday April 19th)
Twelve fire engines with compressed air foam systems were brought in from Hightown, Wickham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Basingstoke and Botley.
The thatched property’s roof was destroyed - salvage operations are currently underway. The cause of rthe fire isn't known yet.
Around 90 staff in total were involved at the height of the fire. Crews are now damping down (4pm)
Area manager Andy Bowers said:
“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to urge owners of thatched properties to check and maintain the safety of their chimneys to try and minimise events.
"The majority of fires at thatched properties are started by sparks or heat transfer.
"It is crucially important that chimneys and flues are checked regularly by verified professionals. This will hopefully help in reducing these sorts of incidents.”
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service are inspecting almost 250 high rise blocks, and most are in Bournemouth and Poole.
Alexander Worth from Kings Worthy died last year after the supercar he was in hit fencing in North Warnborough.
Tests at Horatia House and Leamington House, after the Grenfell fire, revealed a fire risk.
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