Office is needed to cope with workload
Re: ‘Council office bid failure is a relief’, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, page 12, Thursday, November 20. IN your issue dated November 20, you published a letter from Karoline Lamb responding to a most informative piece by Lorcan Lovett.
The subject was the decision by Chalfont St Giles Parish Council to withdraw an offer made 18 months earlier to buy an office building.
The vendor had encountered a series of delays in finding alternative premises.
We felt that with only six months before the election of a new council, it was not right to continue.
We are now seeking a short-term rental opportunity for an office for the clerk and council records within the parish boundary.
The letter from Mrs Lamb contains some misleading statements.
The reserve accumulated for parish office acquisition will be passed to the incoming council.
We are not looking for an office beyond the parish boundary.
We are not considering retail premises for office use. This would deplete retail trading potential. Letters to the Editor, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Trinity Mirror Southern, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, Herts WD24 7RG