Government grabbing worship places? Surely not.
A local Jobo recently told me (or told me recently), that the UK Government will seize unused Kingdom Halls and other churches if they are empty or not used.
The Jobo said this was a new thing from the UK Government. The Jobo was vague about it and couldn't verify their source.
Now, I know Russia is doing stuff but I've not heard anything about the UK. It doesn't sound plausible.
I've searched the tinternet but can't find anything suggesting this.
I'm sure it's just utter Jobo propaganda scare tactics and rumours. However, on the basis that there's no smoke without fire; has anyone heard anything that might have led to this conclusion?
IMHO.....without checking further
" utter Jobo propaganda scare tactics"
Sounds like Bollocks to me.
Perhaps a lease was up so the govt has resumed their property? and that now becomes govt grabbing..
Thanks for the replies.
Blues Bro. Freddo. I couldn't have put it better myself.
Zeb. This could be the case I spose.
I cannot speak on the UK but here in the USA we call it ‘urban blight’ and there are indeed programs to encourage revitalization in areas where buildings have been abandoned. Be it legal seizure because of unpaid taxes or money to encourage renovation or variations of those themes nobody wants to see abandonded property. However thats across the board, no matter who owns the property or its zoning and its entirely legal and known. This sounds like nonsense.
underscoreMorpheus - It's actually interesting to hear what's happening across the pond. Thanking you.