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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Expressions of interest invited for management or ownership of Lutterell Hall


Community groups or organisations are being invited to submit expressions of interest in the management and long-term lease or ownership of Lutterell Hall in West Bridgford.


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Rushcliffe Borough Council is encouraging parties to complete an application at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/lutterellhall by Friday November 29 to establish the level of community group interest in running the facility.


In June the Council’s Cabinet agreed that expressions of interest for the hall were to be invited from third parties at the same time that Nottinghamshire Police market the site and their adjacent plot on Bridgford Road, which is expected in the coming weeks.


The Cabinet will consider any expressions of interest in early 2020 that then can be appraised alongside the options for the hall.


A public consultation is also set to be launched later this year for all stakeholders to give their views on the facility before options are assessed.


Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “We welcome these expressions of interest so we can fully engage with interested groups or individuals on how they could operate the hall.


“Viewings are available by emailing lutterellhall@rushcliffe.gov.uk or calling 0115 981 9911 when advice on any initial application can also be discussed.


“Community management by any party would mean significant financial commitment given the level of expense and costs that can be incurred.


“We have previously stated we estimate the hall in the short to medium term requires a £275,000 investment to maintain it to its current standard and it’s important interested parties contact us further to discuss any questions.”


In August the Council granted Asset of Community Value status on the hall that gives a six month period in which a party can be given time to raise the money to purchase the building should the authority seek to relinquish ownership of the venue.

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