Hadleigh councillors will try and buy Corn Exchange

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A bid will be made to buy Hadleigh Corn Exchange after Suffolk County Council decided to sell the building.

An Extraordinary Meeting of Hadleigh Town Council took place on Thursday, April 30, following a letter received from Babergh District Council informing them of the county council’s intention to dispose of the Corn Exchange.

In 2014 the town council had succeeded in adding the Corn Exchange to the Asset of Community Value register, ensuring that should it be sold there would be a six month moratorium in which a community interest group would have time to be able to raise the money to make a rival bid to purchase the property.

At its meeting Hadleigh Town Council voted unanimously to register its Expression of Interest in the purchase of the property which will mean it cannot be disposed of until at least October 20.

Following the formation of the new Council there will be further investigations and consultations into the future of the Corn Exchange.