Cash strapped council to sell off visitor centre

A visitor centre in a Cotswolds village is to be sold off by the district council.
The centre, in Bourton-on-the-Water, has not been funded by the struggling authority since December.
The building was converted from public toilets into a visitors centre in 1996 and is expected to be sold for around £240,000.
Money from the sale will go into the capital receipts reserve and be used to fund future capital expenditure.
As a result of the sale the council will have to adjust the budget to account for the loss of £8,000 per annum of rental income.
Deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for Finance Mike Evemy said: “We haven’t identified any strategic use for it, for us as a council – we don’t own any adjacent land or buildings, so the recommendation is that we should sell the property.”


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