House prices have plummeted nearly ten per cent in Lewisham and Southwark, it emerged this week. Continues…
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By Paul Campbell
Ambitious plans to save a historic ballroom have been rocked this week after the owner slapped a £10 million price tag on the property.
A consortium of interested buyers, who formed a group called ‘Let’s Buy The Rivoli Ballroom’ on social-networking site Facebook, hoped to make “a reasonable offer that is affordable to us,” for the Brockley property.
By Ali Nobil Ahmad
Criticism of Southwark Council’s plans to sell off historic buildings and move its offices to Tooley Street confronted a top official at a community council meeting in Peckham.
Local residents denounced the council’s plans to sell some listed buildings – “jewels of the borough” – to the private sector.
Chief Executive Annie Shephard unexpectedly came under siege when she was asked to take questions from members of the public after a brief welcome address on behalf of the council. The gathering had been set up as a ‘Pride of Place’ event.