As in any time of austerity hard choices have to be made as to whether to sell assets. The councillors of Leicestershire County Council are currently discussing whether they should retain ownership of Beaumanor Hall, near Woodhouse which is currently used for events, receptions and weddings.
Currently under-utilised, some are arguing that the council might better use the £1m-a-year it currently spends on maintenance – as well as the benefits of the cash sum from the sale.
Local estate agents estimated that if the house was sold along with it’s 70-acre estate it might raise £4-5m.
Full story: ‘Sale of Leicestershire’s historic buildings could ease cash crisis‘ [Leicester Mercury]