LB Hammersmith & Fulham have agreed to allow the sale of a bundle of “underused” public buildings.
The decision to allow the sale was taken by the council’s Cabinet this week. It means the council can now sell the buildings – including Fulham Town Hall, and Palingswick House– if they confirm that they want to, and the right price can be obtained. Council officials told the FUlham Chronicle the decision did not mean there would be a rush to dispose of them, and that work would continue to see if some of the community groups who use the buildings concerned could raise the funds needed to take over the sites.
Council Leader Stephen Greenhalgh said: “The decision gives us a right to sell the properties, but what we will not contemplate as an administration is a firesale, putting them all up for auction next month. I make a personal commitment that we will continue to work with people to continue their service.”