Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent City Council invites tenders for City Farm

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has started advertising for people to take over the running of its City Farm.

The council-run farm in Bucknall has education programmes for children and contains domestic pets as well as llamas and kune kune pigs.

It is facing closure as the council looks at ways to save about £33m.

People are being invited to tender to run the farm at Bucknall Park for five years.

A final meeting about funding for the farm is due to take place on 24 February.

Councillor Terry Follows, cabinet member for environment, waste management and neighbourhood services, said the Labour-led coalition authority needed to take this step now as there would no time to find alternative funding after the meeting.

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