Gomersal’s Red House Museum saved

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RED House Museum has been saved.

The Labour cabinet met today (Tuesday) to thrash out its amendments to the council’s budget recommendations, which included plans to close the historic Gomersal building.

However, after both the Tory and Lib Dem groups announced they would not support the closure and the Labour group has followed suit.

A working group will now look at ways to generate an income from museums throughout the district.

Council leader Coun Mehboob Khan said: “We have proposed to save Red House Museum – it is an important part of our history and we want to look at more innovative ways of generating the income needed to keep it running, or look at how we might make the saving elsewhere.”

* Read the full story in this Friday’s Spenborough Guardian.