THE community will be consulted on the future use of the Roundhouse building, near the town’s Post Office.
It had been proposed that the Roundhouse, the Grade II listed building in Church Street, become a parcel collection point for residents. However, investigations by town council have found the space is ‘not suitable’ as most parcel delivery services require the service to be attached to a retail outlet, where there are staff on hand to deal with processing any parcels.
It was also highlighted that there are already ‘plenty of opportunities’ in the town for residents to access a parcel collection service.
Instead, councillors at a meeting of the town council’s asset management & amenities committee, agreed to host a community consultation exercise to gauge ideas from the community about how the Roundhouse could be used.
Cllr Gary Cooke said, “We need to use it if we can. Someone will have a good idea – we just need to find that person!”
The Roundhouse was built in the early 18th century as a wool drying house.