Monday, 27 April 2009

West Lindsey Distrct Council May Demolish Former Headquarters

West Lindsey District Council may demolish its former headquarters after failing to sell the building. West Lindsey District Council moved from the old Guildhall to the new Guildhall at the successful Marshall's Yard development in Gainsborough early last year. The local authority is paying £57,000 a year to maintain the old Guildhall building which stands empty and feels it would be cheaper to demolish it.

Cllr. Bernard Theobald, the Conservative Leader of the Council, said there was no point in paying for a redundant building.
"We could use that area for car parking and that would increase our income.

"My view is it's a redundant building and the cost of refurbishing it far outweighs any intrinsic value."

Cllr. Theobald added that the move to Marshall's Yard had been recognised as 'the best decision the council has made for many years' and it had made a 'huge difference' to staff morale.

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