A key Richmond facility has been handed over to the community by the District Council.
The authority has transferred the Richmond Station building – and the land around it – to the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust. The leasehold on the building has been converted to freehold and the land sold for around £68,000.
It is the latest asset transfer completed by the council which sees it hand over facilities to the community in order to help them become more sustainable as an organisation.
“The Station is a well respected local community asset that serves not only residents but visitors to the area,” said Council Managing Director, Tony Clark.
“The Council is pleased to have been able to assist Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust in securing full control of the building and the adjacent car park that serves visitors and customers of the tenant businesses inside the station.”