Empty shop gets listed to pre­vent its change of use

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A VIL­LAGE shop has been listed as an im­por­tant as­set in a bid to keep it in the com­mu­nity.

The empty shop in Hedger­ley has been listed by Hedger­ley Parish Coun­cil to en­sure it is not rented out or sold to some­one who will change its use.

This means the vil­lage has the right to bid if the lease­holder puts it up for sale.

Clerk Penny Har­ris said: “There used to be two shops in the vil­lage.

“One shop is owned by LNQ Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and the lease has just been re­newed for the gro­cers.

“The other shop has been empty. The lease­holder has put it up for rent again. We know it may not seem the most de­sir­able area to po­ten­tial shop own­ers as we are a small vil­lage, and we don’t want to lose it as a shop, so that is why it was put on as a com­mu­nity as­set.”

She added: “All the coun­cil has done is put it on the list. It doesn’t mean any­thing un­til the owner puts it up for sale.

“Once that hap­pens we can only choose to bid and then see what the owner says and whether they ap­prove the bid or not.” A BRAVE teenager has thrown her­self out of an aero­plane in or­der to raise funds for char­ity.

While most peo­ple have re­cently been dous­ing them­selves in ice wa­ter as part of char­ity cam­paigns, Daisy Tar­rant,19, of Hyde Green, Bea­cons­field, took things one step fur­ther to raise money and aware­ness for the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ear­lier this month, she com­pleted a spon­sored sky dive in mem­ory of her step-grandad, Bob Sawyer, who died of the dis­ease last year.

Miss Tar­rant, who works at char­tered ac­coun­tants Nunn Hay­ward in Ger­rards Cross, said: “I did the sky­dive to raise aware­ness of the dis­ease and to give back to the char­ity that gave so much to my step­grandad when he needed it most. They gave him an elec­tric arm chair that helped my nan lift him and also brought him an app for his iPad to help him com­mu­ni­cate with us.”

She man­aged to raise a to­tal of £1,420 for the char­ity, de­spite hav­ing an ini­tial tar­get of £300.

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