This Christmas will be extra special for members of a voluntary group after the council sold them Matlock Bath’s Grand Pavilion for just £1.
Members of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Corporate Committee voted in favour of selling the landmark building to The Grand Pavilion Ltd, a charity set up to restore the tourist attraction to its former glory.
The sale means the volunteers will now be able to apply for more grant funding to help them transform the pavilion into a top class entertainment and arts venue.
Gregor Macgregor, chairman of The Grand Pavilion Ltd, said: “It’s the best Christmas present we could have hoped for.”
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