A document with the proposed figures for the upkeep of the old Manor House Wilburton
The proposed figures for the children’s hostel for evacuees at Wilburton Manor which the rating authority raised from £50 gross and £40 rateable to £100 drew the clerk to point out that the former figures were a Nominal assessment when the house was empty But since the premises had been requisitioned and a £100 rent paid by the Isle of Ely council which is recoverable from a London County Council the assessment been raised in accordance with the rent. Ald Everitt a member of the county council & the committee of management of the hostel ,said the place was let for £600 just after the last war, but because the rates were high because of the rateable value and its inconvenience of the premises the gentleman left the house and is stood empty for 16 years. Just because the county council had put in leaded lights and laid on the water in might be a question of wringing extra money out of the London County Council .I don't see any just reason for putting this up. One reason why it could not be occupied was because any gentleman wanting to occupy the place would have to spend £500 on repairs before he would look at it .He had asked whether £100 rent was being paid and he had been inform that it was not ,but that it would be paid as compensation after the war .