Warminster Town Hall won't become Asset of Community Value
By nhavergal | Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 14:12
After a meeting held on Monday, 21, January 2013, it has been announced that the old Town Hall in Warminster, the town council will not put forward an Asset of Community Value application with Wiltshire Council.
The old Warminster Town Hall still remains unoccupied.
Warminster Preservation Trust put forward a request to Warminster Town Council to make an application for the town hall to become an Asset of Community Value under Wiltshire Council which would prevent the current owner from selling the town hall without notice.
In a statement released by Warminster Town Council it says: "As there appears to be some confusion over ownership and occupancy the Trust would like to see the building in community use. The Trust have submitted a nomination of their own, but asked that the Council take this on as they would be held to account if the building is left to rot."
Warminster Town Council also announced that they have no interest in developing the town hall as the Council already have their own building at the Civic Centre which provides the right facilities.
Councillor Nicklin believes making an application to Wiltshire Council should not be supported as Warminster Town Council does not have a policy in place to convert the old Town Hall.
He also said the Town Council 'wants and supports all efforts to bring the old Town Hall back into use.'
The request to forward an application to nominate the old Town Hall as an Asset of Community Value was declined with 6 votes to 2 and one abstention.
Warminster's old Town Hall is currently unoccupied.
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