‘Please attend Stevenage meeting discussing future of Fairlands Farmhouse’

PUBLISHED: 07:02 24 September 2018

Fairlands Farmhouse in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage. Picture: Nick Gill

Fairlands Farmhouse in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage. Picture: Nick Gill

Archant

A public meeting to discuss the future of Stevenage’s Fairlands Farmhouse will be held next week, after bids to turn it into a community asset failed.

Two community groups submitted business plans for the derelict Fairlands Farmhouse in Fairlands Valley Park to its owner Stevenage Borough Council, but both proposals – a centre for healthy living and a farm – were rejected.

The council is now in negotiations to sell the Grade II-listed farmhouse to a pub/restaurant operator.

The healthy living centre was the idea of Stevenage resident Chris Oak, who is holding a meeting at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School on Bedwell Crescent at 6.15pm on Wednesday to discuss the building’s future.

He said: “If you do not want the council to sell off this important building to a pub or restaurant chain, this is a meeting you must attend.

“We will be discussing what we hope to do and how the community can help us.”

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:10

There are long delays between Stevenage and Hitchin this evening.

Yesterday, 17:46

The Liberal Democrat opposition on Herts County Council have come up with a proposal that could see residential street lights stay on until 2am.

Yesterday, 15:23

Three police cars were at the scene of a crash just north of Junction 4 of the A1(M) southbound near Hatfield.

Yesterday, 15:11

Police patrols are being increased in Letchworth and Baldock after five van break-ins in one week.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy