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THERE’S still time for people to come forward if they are interested in leasing a former park keeper’s lodge in Hartlepool.

Ward Jackson Park Lodge has not been used for a number of years and Hartlepool Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from anyone keen to use the Grade ll listed building for commercial purposes – the deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Friday 14th August.

The historic two-storey building, which is in the attractive Park Conservation Area, has two main rooms downstairs plus a hall, lobby, toilet and utility, and upstairs there are two rooms and a bathroom.

The detached property, which features original sandstone ashlar dressings, has over 350 square metres of land which could accommodate an extension subject to planning approval.

Dale Clarke, the Council’s Estates and Regeneration Manager, said: “The building is surplus to our requirements. Letting it would bring it back into use and would enable the Council to generate some income whilst also reducing maintenance costs.

“We have received a number of enquiries about the building so far, but if people haven’t yet come forward they still have time to do so.”

For further details, call Hartlepool Council on 01429 523064, email fiona.bullen@hartlepool.gov.uk or craig.temple@hartlepool.gov.uk Alternatively, visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/propertysearch