I happened to be in my old town last week, I decided to drive past my old KH in N.Wales,
To my suprise there was a large 'For Sale' sign hanging off it!
This is a semi-remote area with the nearest other KH's a good 30 mins in every direction. The KH was built with and renovated via local funds and local efforts (including mine).
I looked in the local paper and saw that another nearby hall had been sold too and another auctioned off, all in recent years.
Looks like the congs are being squished together globally.
Money grab indeed 💰!