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TREGARON’s former school will be sold after Ceredigion council’s charity trust committee agreed to accept an offer in the region of £160,000.

It has been agreed in November 2019 that the former school site – which was decommissioned in 2014 – be marketed for sale through the authority’s estates section with offers invited around £160,000.

The amount offered for the school was included in an exempt report which the committee discussed in closed session at its meeting on Thursday, July 8.

A sub-group including Cllrs Elizabeth Evans, Keith Evans and Ivor Williams, as well as council officers, met last month to discuss the offer, which is an unconditional offer, and recommended it be accepted.

Concerns had been raised by nearby residents and local councillors about overgrown areas of the site and the deteriorating condition of the building which were “drivers in going out to sale”.

Cllr Elizabeth Evans added on Thursday that the planned eisteddfod for the town had been delayed due to the pandemic as the building “would be a sorry sight in Tregaron.”

The committee voted to accept the offer and that officers, on the charity trust’s behalf, agree and complete all necessary documentation and ancillary matters in relation to the sale.

It was also agreed that a charity trust committee sub-group will be set up to consider recommendations in relation to how any capital and income held by the charity should be utilised to fulfil the charity’s objectives, which will be reported back to committee for decision.

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