Bexley Council has progressively reduced the grant to The Bexley Heritage Trust. At the time of
the last cut Councillor Daniel Francis (Labour, Belvedere) said "how the hell can that be
sustainable" and Finance Director Alison Griffin said "it was running a risk".
The same meeting revealed that around half a million pounds had been paid to a
handful of the top brass that had left the Council in 2014/15.
As Daniel Francis predicted, the end is now nigh. The Trust has thrown in the towel.
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The job of announcing the demise of Hall Place's management by The Bexley
Heritage Trust has fallen, as bad news generally does, to Cabinet Member Peter
Craske. He still plans to impose
parking charges at Hall Place, thereby ensuring further difficulties for
the hall, the restaurant and the businesses that operate from the gardens.
The Trust had been declining financially for several years.