Just an update: using the Localism Act 2011 we served a Notice of Intent upon our local District Council to acquire a theatre. Since then they have sold the theatre to a new company for £1 and never acknowledged our Notice (sent by email and letter).
The story, from our perspective, is at http://www.spapavilion.co.uk
We’ve now heard that the new owner is threatening to sue me, a member of our group and the Lib Dems for defamation – or something.
The Council refuse to comment.