Veterans left in limbo over hall sale

Veterans left in limbo over hall sale

Veterans left in limbo over hall sale

First published in News

Veterans have been left in limbo waiting to see if their memorial hall will be sold.

Nine months after Lidl reportedly approached The Royal British Legion headquarters about buying its Newland Street memorial hall members no decision on whether to sell has been reached.

It is understood to be the second time the budget supermarket chain had tried to buy the site.

At their April meeting local branch members gave a resounding “no” to the sale but have yet to hear headquarters decision.

A spokesman for The Royal British Legion said: “There is no further update on negotiations for The Royal British Legion building in Witham at the moment, while we are waiting for a decision from Lidl on their interest in the property.”

It is understood Lidl is also looking at other sites in the town.

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4:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

keith_l says...

I thought that LIDL's plans included the site of the derelict office block next door to the RBL eyesore as well, and it looks like the work has now started in converting the office to residential use, so it might be too late for LIDL.
I thought that LIDL's plans included the site of the derelict office block next door to the RBL eyesore as well, and it looks like the work has now started in converting the office to residential use, so it might be too late for LIDL. keith_l
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9:22am Sat 25 Jan 14

someoneleftthecakeoutintherain says...

Isn't the Wiutham Constitutional Club up for sale? Relocate Royal British Legion there, and let Lidl redevelop the scruffy site - simples!
Isn't the Wiutham Constitutional Club up for sale? Relocate Royal British Legion there, and let Lidl redevelop the scruffy site - simples! someoneleftthecakeoutintherain
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