Update from Dorset Hall Group founder Barbara Gorna:
“DHG after almost a year of negotiations have finally pushed Clarion to begin work on Dorset Hall. Part of the roof is in a parlous state and agreement for the works required significant input from Historic England and Merton.
“The future of the building is being discussed this week with Clarion and DHG to find a future use for the building and the site which takes into account its important heritage as a suffragette refuge.
“We will provide further updates as soon as we can.”