Further to our update on 16th April, the Town Council and La Belle Epoque Limited have agreed the following:
- La Belle Epoque has accepted that its lease for 60 King Street has been forfeit
- It has been agreed that the company will vacate the premises by 4pm on 16th June 2019.
This is the culmination of four years of problems with the company as tenant which have included non-payment of rent, unauthorised alterations to the building and numerous court proceedings. There remains a substantial amount of money owed to the Town Council by La Belle Epoque in respect of legal fees owed to us in enforcing the former lease.
Any individuals with bookings with the company after this date should be in contact with La Belle Epoque. For the avoidance of doubt, booking agreements are solely between the company and the hirer and not with the Town Council.
There will be a period of time, likely between 3-6 months, where the property is unoccupied, and the Town Council is unfortunately unable to offer the premises to hire during this period.
In June, the Assets and Operations Committee of the Town Council will discuss the long-term management of the property.