Playgroup ownership to be kept in Rye?

Rye Town Council may take ownership of the playgroup ENGSUS00120130213084230
Rye Town Council may take ownership of the playgroup ENGSUS00120130213084230

The future of a Rye playgroup should be secured as the district council has been recommended to sell the building to the tenants or the town.

Rother District Council’s cabinet will discuss selling the freehold of Rye Pre-School Playgroup to either the group or Rye Town Council for £10,000 instead of auctioning it on Monday (February 13).

The playgroup offered to pay the reserve, £10,000, after Rother decided to auction it in September, having originally stated it was unable to afford it.

This was dependent on a £5,000 grant from Rye council, which decided it would rather buy the freehold itself in December.

The playgroup told Rother it would prefer it was sold to the town rather than going to auction but should Rye council agree to the grant, it is understood the playgroup would purchase it.

The property is under a 99-year lease and officers consider selling it to the council or the playground is safer than auctioning it.

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