Shropshire Council auctions property assets

Builders yard in Much Wenlock
Image caption A builders yard and 10 electricity substations are up for sale

Assets belonging to Shropshire Council including a quarry, a caravan park and a telephone exchange will be sold at auction on 12 October.

Twenty lots of council-owned property will be auctioned in London by consultants Lambert Smith Hampton.

The council needs to make cuts of £76m to its budget by 2014 and plans to sell off £13m of assets this year.

Shropshire Council inherited many properties when it became a unitary authority in 2009.

Other lots in the sale on 12 October include 34 empty two-bedroomed apartments in Weston Rhyn, a builders yard in Much Wenlock and 10 electricity substations.

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