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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

News Clipping: West Dorset District Council faces £2m bill for turning old court and cells into tourist attraction

Old Crown Court and Cells, Dorchester
West Dorset District Council is to bear the costs of converting Dorchester’s old crown court and cells into a visitor attraction. A meeting of the council’s executive committee was told that due to the recession the National Trust had ‘reconsidered’ its position following indications it could be looking to take on an attraction in the Shire Hall at Stratton House. Members of the committee have now agreed to progress with plans for the authority to take on the conversion, which could cost nearly £2million.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Wednesday 19th October 2011

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