Old council tractor shed to be given new lease of life

Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001
Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001

An old tractor shed is set to be given a new lease of life under plans by Sleaford Town Council.

Clerk to the council Kevin Martin updated members on Wednesday night that he will be seeking tenders from contractors to carry out the work to refurbish the concrete storage shed at the corner of Eastgate car park to be used as a base for the town’s services staff.

The services team currently work from a rented unit on Woodbridge Road industrial estate which is costing the council £27,000 a year.

Planning permission was granted in the summer to bring the tractor shed back into use as an operational base in town, with storage for tools and machinery such as mowers and a tractor, plus accommodation for staff breaks, with a mezzanine floor to be installed.

It would need to be reclad and roller doors installed and a budget of up to £100,000 has been earmarked as part of the overall budget set aside to refurbish Eastgate car park next year.

The shed currently provides storage for Christmas lights, the boat for the River Clean team and Sleaford Museum artefacts. The council is in negotiations with these groups regarding future storage requirements.

Further storage space could be created at the cemetery, depending on finances, Mr Martin said.

Clerk to the council Kevin Martin will update members tonight (Wednesday) that he will be seeking tenders from contractors to carry out the work to refurbish the concrete storage shed at the corner of Eastgate car park to be used as a base for the town’s services staff.

The services team currently work from a rented unit on Woodbridge Road industrial estate which is costing the council £27,000 a year.

Planning permission was granted in the summer to bring the tractor shed back into use as an operational base in town, with storage for tools and machinery such as mowers and a tractor, plus accommodation for staff breaks, with a mezzanine floor to be installed.

It would need to be reclad and roller doors installed and a budget of up to £100,000 has been earmarked as part of the overall budget set aside to refurbish Eastgate car park next year.

The shed currently provides storage for Christmas lights, the boat for the River Clean team and Sleaford Museum artefacts. The council is in negotiations with these groups regarding future storage requirements.

Further storage space could be created at the cemetery, depending on finances, Mr Martin said.