Earlier in the week we broke the news that the council now has a list of 79 sites around the Island they are actively considering the sale of.
Many Islanders have expressed their concerns, with the accusation that the council is ‘selling off the Family silver’.
As pointed out by VB reader Jackie in the comments on the story, the Guildhall has been added to the list.
The intentions of the council are clear – they want to sell it. In their words, “To be sold, subject to service decision regarding the future of the museum.”
Marked as Low/Medium value
The council attaches a value to each of the properties on the list, but for the Guildhall they’ve only marked it as Low/Medium value.
The recommendation is to sell it on the open market, “possibly with conditions”.
The decision is due to be made by the Cabinet.