Labour’s failure to identify a use for the Guildhall complex when officials moved to West Offices is rebounding onto taxpayers.
Just keeping the building empty cost over £118,400 last year.
Much of this went on Business Rates (£63k) and energy costs (£27k).
A report on the future of the site is promised in October with some expecting to see a proposal to establish a “media centre”.
However, as we said 3 years ago, lack of a plan to ensure the continued use – and preservation – of this important building was a major flaw in the Councils economic plan.