After many years use as a residential care home the owners, the Diocese of Hallam are to close the home. The closing date will occur as soon as the remaining six residents can be re-homed.
The continuing use of St Anne’s as a residential home is no longer a prime objective for the Diocese who are seeking to ultimately dispose of the facility. A problem arises as to what can happen to a building of this size when left unoccupied. St Anne’s is a grade II* listed building and a key element of the village heritage. Tom Garrud, Diocese property manager, explained to a recent meeting of the Parish Council and villagers that boarding the building up is not a positive option. It will look unsightly, can damage the building structure and could ultimately draw attention to its unoccupied status drawing unwanted interest from squatters.
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