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Conygre House to be offered for sale

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Published: 31/07/2012

​The council has worked closely with community group the Friends of Conygre House to consider options to retain the house for the local community after it was vacated by its previous tenants.

However despite extensive work by the Friends group including a detailed feasibility study, none of the options were found to be capable of delivering a long term, financially sustainable project.

South Gloucestershire Council Director of Corporate Resources Dave Perry said: “The Friends of Conygre House have worked tirelessly to identify options to retain the house for the local community and the council has been very supportive of this work.

“We are all disappointed that it was not possible to identify a financially sustainable approach to retaining the house but having exhausted all options we must now move forward with its sale.

“We are very grateful to the Friends group for all the hard work they have put into this project, but are sure they will continue to work locally for the benefit of the community.”

Vice Chair of the Friends of Conygre House Tony Blake said: “The Friends of Conygre House appreciate the work and commitment that South Gloucestershire Council have put into the Conygre House project.

“For the past three years the Council and its officers have worked with us in a positive and friendly manner. And I do not think it is a reflection on either the Friends, or South Gloucestershire that we could not achieve our ambition of creating a Community Centre in Conygre, rather a reflection of these austere times.”

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