HEREFORDSHIRE Council’s “retreat from Brockington” is over.

Security staff are now the only presence at the council’s former HQ ahead of its sale.

Brockington, on Hafod Road,  Hereford has been the council’s base since its start in 1998. Previously it was the HQ for the former South Herefordshire District Council.

The council has shut Brockington down to cut accommodation costs. Staff working there have shifted to the council’s offices at Plough Lane, Blueschool House or the new “civic hub” based around Hereford Shire Hall and Town Hall.

Council meetings will now be held at either the Shire Hall or Town Hall.

Brockington’s future lies in development options highlighting the potential of the site to prospective buyers.

The building is expected to go on the market in October with expressions of interest being handled by the Bristol office of Connells Estate Agents.