Further to the assets map produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government there has also been released a list of the assets owned by various councils and public bodies. It was be added to as more of them supply the data.
The Daily Telegraph has produced a list of some of the more interesting examples. We can see, for instance, that Worcestershire County Council owns half a dozen hotels and a couple of pubs. But Wirral Borough Council own four cafes, three theatres and six golf courses.
What about Transport for London? They are always looking for funding to upgrade the transport system in the capital.
Yet they own 17 pubs.
Cllr Adrian Hardman, the leader of Worcestershire County Council says (see comments below) that his council do not own any hotels or pubs – the reference in the list should have been to adjoining land and a car park.