Bid to secure future of Skidby Mill

Published: Friday 22nd January 2016 by The News Editor

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East Riding councillors have started to explore the future of a landmark windmill.

It could mean that the council-owned Skidby Mill is sold off. Outside parties have until next Wednesday (January 27) to express their interest in the tourist attraction near Beverley and Cottingham.

The council has not guaranteed the present roles of both the mill and its museum’s employees. The mill employs two full-time and three part-time workers.

East Riding councillors say the mill will not be put out for bids if no applicants are suitable.

The nearby Millhouse Restaurant would not be impacted if the mill is sold because it is not connected to the property.

Darren Stevens, East Riding head of information and culture, said: “The council is keen to investigate ways of helping the local economy and improving leisure and tourism across the East Riding.

“As part of this approach, the council wishes to explore all options for the future of Skidby Mill and Heritage Centre, in order to ensure it has the most viable and sustainable future possible.”

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Published: Friday 22nd January 2016 by The News Editor

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