WORK on a council office move has begun.

Richmondshire District Council is to move office staff from several premises in Richmond to new headquarters in Colburn.

Negotiations are under way with Yorkshire Forward, which owns the site of the new office on Colburn Business Park.

Discussions have also started on the best way to sell-off existing offices in Richmond.

The council plans to sell 33 Frenchgate as soon as possible, as it will not be needed when a new community office opens in Dundas Street.

Talks are being held with North Yorkshire County Council about sharing premises at the new site.