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        20 October, 2021

        Community Right to Bid for the Granville Theatre in Ramsgate

        Thanet District Council is seeking new owners for the Granville Theatre on Victoria Parade, overlooking the Ramsgate seafront.

        The Granville Theatre was built in the 1940s, originally as a live theatre but subsequently divided into two auditoriums, retaining the live theatre element and adding cinema facilities.

        It is listed as an Asset of Community Value and we are now inviting eligible community groups to express their interest in bidding for the freehold and the right to continue to operate the building, under the Community Right to Bid.

        Thanet District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Reece Pugh said:
        “We know there are many local community and voluntary groups that are passionate and committed to ensuring that the Granville Theatre is restored and enjoyed by future generations. We would encourage all those organisations to submit an Expression of Interest to take control of this asset.”

        Any community interest group that is interested in finding out more or in submitting a bid should write to the Director of Property and Asset Management, Thanet District Council, Cecil Street Offices, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ or by email propertyandassetmanagement@thanet.gov.uk by the closing date of 1 December 2021 indicating their expression of interest.

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