Petition Reopen the competition for selling Reading prison to new bids

The Ministry of Justice should reopen the process for selling Reading prison site to new or improved bids (such as those made possible by public interest and donations for community-led bids), which can be considered against existing bids.

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The Government should acknowledge the public interest in retention of a cultural landmark, which could provide a transformative and sustainable arts space for the town, and which we believe would respect environmental, social and governance criteria, by reopening bids for the sale of Reading jail.

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