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tetleydrinker
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22/03/2016 : 14:53:58      reply with quote


www.pugh-auctions.com/auctions/summaryoflots

Lot 9 & 10
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victor
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22/03/2016 : 15:59:58      reply with quote


Weren't Silsden town council trying to buy the two buildings ?.
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gazzer
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22/03/2016 : 18:29:56      reply with quote


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Is it Silsden...I dont reconise this discription


car parking to the rear with vehicular access from Market Place.

The property is accessed from Market Place in Silsden town centre
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tetleydrinker
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22/03/2016 : 18:48:25      reply with quote


I think the pictures give it away !
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jonno
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22/03/2016 : 20:16:08      reply with quote


a bit odd there is no guide price
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gazzer
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22/03/2016 : 21:02:22      reply with quote


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I think the pictures give it away !
You would think they would check if Silsden was a market town
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31/03/2016 : 21:03:24      reply with quote


www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14394436.Derelict_former_Silsden_library_to_be_auctioned_by_Bradford_Council/

The above article raises the question. Which one works for the community which elected them?

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News of the auction attracted contrasting comments from two councillors representing Craven ward on Bradford Council, Andrew Mallinson and Adrian Naylor.

Cllr Mallinson said the buildings should have gone on sale two years ago but marketing was delayed due to “meddling” by local people wanting the buildings to be handed over to the community for free.

He added: “Either building would need refurbishment, then there are ongoing costs. Other places like the town hall and churches offer rooms to the public.

“Due to the delays, there has been some vandalism, which needed more taxpayers’ money to repair. I look forward to the sale going ahead as soon as possible.”

Cllr Mallinson suggested the Wesley Place office could become a house and the former library would be suitable for business purposes.

Cllr Naylor, who is also a town councillor, queried whether Bradford Council would give planning permission for change of use of either building due to their proximity to the war memorial and being in a conservation area.


He said he had tried, without success, to start negotiations with Bradford regarding turning the buildings into a community centre.

Cllr Naylor added: “Wesley Place is on a bus route and next to a car park. Bradford is trying to impose 1,200 houses in Silsden, yet it is reducing the number of community assets.”
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tetleydrinker
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31/03/2016 : 21:59:25      reply with quote


The difference between a realist and an idealist
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gazzer
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31/03/2016 : 22:31:09      reply with quote


"Cllr Mallinson said the buildings should have gone on sale two years ago but marketing was delayed due to “meddling” by local people wanting the buildings to be handed over to the community for free"


"Hand it over to the community for free"

A couple of points....the buildings already belong to the community!!
I guess he means a community asset transfer, something pushed for by his leader David Cameron and his big society.
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31/03/2016 : 22:36:34      reply with quote


I am sure Mallinson comes on here so here is some reading

www.publicfinance.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/community-asset-transfers-must-not-turn-liabilities
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02/04/2016 : 12:05:48      reply with quote


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WITHDRAWN??

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dexter
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02/04/2016 : 13:43:23      reply with quote


Now it gets interesting...... anyone in authority got any answers?
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02/04/2016 : 14:32:42      reply with quote


From what we understand it has been withdrawn due to a legal pack not being ready/available yet. It may be re-listed in the June auction. That info has come direct from local councillors.
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grandad
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02/04/2016 : 15:08:04      reply with quote


Conspiracy theory says it is being delayed until AFTER the May elections?
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gazzer
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02/04/2016 : 18:53:36      reply with quote


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Conspiracy theory says it is being delayed until AFTER the May elections?
Can not see why unless Labour who control Bradford do not want to be seen as asset stripping Silsden and the Tories who through Project Mallinson closed the building down and are associated with asset stripping Silsden.
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06/04/2016 : 18:31:45      reply with quote


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Conspiracy theory says it is being delayed until AFTER the May elections?
Can not see why unless Labour who control Bradford do not want to be seen as asset stripping Silsden and the Tories who through Project Mallinson closed the building down and are associated with asset stripping Silsden.
You could be right on both counts, the only one whom is blameless in Cllr Naylor, he's done everything he can to keep these two assets in the hands of out community.
Vote for Naylor in May!
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