A group set up to protect Trent Park Mansion is hoping to collect people's views on the listed building’s future.

The cross-party group will meet to discuss the building, which is currently in the hands of ACUMS, a Malaysian University that bought the site from Middlesex University for £30million in 2013.

The university has fallen into financial trouble and the site is vacant, with some fearing the buildings will fall into disrepair.

Group chairman Councillor Bambos Charalambous said: “Both political parties on the council accept that we are not currently in a position to financially support any acquisition of the site.

“However, we are committed to trying to secure its proper maintenance as a listed building and its retention in some way as a community asset.”

Councillor Jason Charalambous and Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes, who set up the Save Trent Park campaign, have met with property company Jones Langley LaSalle (JLL), which has taken over the running of the site.

Cllr Charalambous said he was reassured by the meeting and added: “JLL appears to be taking is responsibilities seriously and the campus now appears to be in safer hands.

Mr Burrowes said: "After so much uncertainty it is good news that JLL is managing the short term future of Trent Park Campus and carrying out essential building works to protect the historic fabric of the mansion house.

“There needs to be good engagement with the public to agree the long term future which respects the integrity of the mansion house and its historic setting in Trent Park."