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Chalet Users In Greenhill Given More Time

Greenhill Gardens

1:42pm 26th September 2014

Chalet users in Greenhill in Weymouth have been told they can hang on to their keys until March next year.

The Borough Council had previously asked them to vacate by next month as they're looking for a new lease holder to take over.

Chalet users were worried about security and loss in revenue.

Explaining the council's decision Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Finance & Assets Briefholder, Cllr Colin Huckle, said: "The borough council has sent out a letter to all chalet licensees inviting them to extend their licences until 31 March 2015.

"Chalet users wanting to renew their licences will be asked to pay their licence fee until this date but the council will reimburse them if a new lease holder for the chalets wants to take over beforehand. The chalet users will also have one month's written notice to vacate the chalets should a new lease holder takes over.

"We are asking that chalet licensees who do not wish to renew their licence return their keys and remove their fittings and fixtures by no later than Monday 3 November. This is so the Greenhill chalets and the associated facilities can be handed over with vacant possession to a future lease holder.

"Community Groups and businesses have until noon on 16 October to submit their proposals for the Greenhill Chalets and Associated Facilities. After this date all proposals will be looked at and presented at December's Management Committee for councillors to make a decision on the future of the area.

"Until the chalets and cafe are leased or licensed again, borough council officers will regularly monitor the condition of the chalets and address any issues that may arise.

"The borough council is not disposing of Greenhill Gardens. We will still own, manage and maintain the gardens and they will be fully accessible to residents and visitors."

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