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NO TO SELLING OFF HORSFORTH'S HERITAGE

November 30, 2016 7:34 PM

NO TO SELLING OFF HORSFORTH'S HERITAGE

NO TO SELLING OFF HORSFORTH'S HERITAGE

Museum volunteers and supporters were shocked to find that the City Council had plans to sell off Horsforth Museum including the old Housing Office and The Stables next door.

The plans suggested moving the museum to the library basement and selling its current home at the bottom of Town Street, but town and local city councillors along with many residents managed to persuade the council to halt the sale.

Lib Dem Town Councillor, Simon Dowling, said: "As a new father, I want to be able to take my children to the museum to show them the history of the community we live in. I'm very pleased that the Museum location appears to have been secured for the future".
Leeds City Council have now guaranteed friends of the museum that it will remain where it is, but have said that the surrounding buildings will have to be rented out if the site is to continue to be owned by the Council.