the police station
The station was closed by the police authority in 1990 and remained empty for a decade until put up for sale. The Town Council resolved to try to purchase the building for community benefit, and, after prolonged negotiations, acquired it in 2000. It sold the garden to the District Council, who facilitated the construction of the 5 affordable houses in the space. It funded the purchase by a loan from the Public Works Loan Board, repayable over 25 years.
the peelers trust
The Trust became a charity, and now manages the letting of 12 rooms in the building to a variety of commercial and community tenants. The Court Room and a smaller Counselling Room are available for hourly or day hire. The Trust also arranges maintenance, cleaning, provision of utilities as well as major repairs. It pays an annual rent to the Council, which covers the cost of the Council’s loan repayments.
the counselling room
rooms for letting