Museum centre to be sold off

HISTORIANS have accused Colchester Council of selling off the family silver as the building housing the museum resource centre is set to be sold off.


The council has confirmed it is to put the centre in Ryegate Road on the market.


It claims the centre, next to Castle Park, is no longer fit for purpose and says it cannot afford the cost of bringing it to standard.

But history lovers want assurances staff and the artefacts at the centre will be given a good new home.

For more on this story, see today's Gazette.

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11:19pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Boris says...

Absolute arrogance by Tim Young of CBC to claim that the building is not fit for purpose. The same arrogance that he displayed last year, when he made such a statement about Joyce Brooks House.
If he wanted to move the museum resource centre, why didn't he find them new premises before making this announcement?
Is Colchester serious about its history or isn't it? I think we know the answer to that.
Absolute arrogance by Tim Young of CBC to claim that the building is not fit for purpose. The same arrogance that he displayed last year, when he made such a statement about Joyce Brooks House. If he wanted to move the museum resource centre, why didn't he find them new premises before making this announcement? Is Colchester serious about its history or isn't it? I think we know the answer to that. Boris
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11:00am Sat 22 Dec 12

Hamiltonandy says...

Agree with Boris. Unfortunately Colchester Council is desperate for cash so selling anything they can get way with.
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After my experience with Tymperleys there is no point me even trying to help buy it for charitable purposes. Colchester Council will have a developer already lined up and will ignore everyone else.
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It will be interesting to see if the sale becomes stalled as the developer realises the problems he will face.
Agree with Boris. Unfortunately Colchester Council is desperate for cash so selling anything they can get way with. . After my experience with Tymperleys there is no point me even trying to help buy it for charitable purposes. Colchester Council will have a developer already lined up and will ignore everyone else. . It will be interesting to see if the sale becomes stalled as the developer realises the problems he will face. Hamiltonandy
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11:21am Sat 22 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

Andy, are you aware that on Thursday someone managed, at last, to file their accounts?
Andy, are you aware that on Thursday someone managed, at last, to file their accounts? hughie-s
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3:07pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Hamiltonandy says...

No, who?
If Firstsite I remember repeatedly contacting the Charity commission one year as only a one page summary was made available online. It took about six months and a formal complaint before the charity commission ran out of excuses and put the full accounts online.
No, who? If Firstsite I remember repeatedly contacting the Charity commission one year as only a one page summary was made available online. It took about six months and a formal complaint before the charity commission ran out of excuses and put the full accounts online. Hamiltonandy
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8:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
No, who?
If Firstsite I remember repeatedly contacting the Charity commission one year as only a one page summary was made available online. It took about six months and a formal complaint before the charity commission ran out of excuses and put the full accounts online.
Got it in one;)

See a Firstsite Enterprises has been set up, no indication of the purpose
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: No, who? If Firstsite I remember repeatedly contacting the Charity commission one year as only a one page summary was made available online. It took about six months and a formal complaint before the charity commission ran out of excuses and put the full accounts online.[/p][/quote]Got it in one;) See a Firstsite Enterprises has been set up, no indication of the purpose hughie-s
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1:04pm Sun 23 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

Andy, should have said it's on Companies House website, costs £1.
Andy, should have said it's on Companies House website, costs £1. hughie-s
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