Empty shop gets listed to prevent its change of use
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.