Ripley people have their say on the plan to sell the town hall

nrhn 020611 vox Betty Tuboly

nrhn 020611 vox Betty Tuboly

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Have your say

Betty Tuboly, 80, Ripley:

IT has been revealed that Amber Valley Borough Council decided to put Ripley Town Hall and its next door council offices up for sale in a bid to save money.

nrhn 020611 vox Dorothy Walker

nrhn 020611 vox Dorothy Walker

Paul Lynch asked the people of Ripley whether they were in favour of the cost saving plans.

Here is what you had to say:

Betty Tuboly, 80, Ripley:

“If they sell it it is selling part of Ripley’s heritage. I remember lots of things happening in there when I was younger – there was always concerts and meetings there.”

nrhn 020611 vox Pat Rodgers

nrhn 020611 vox Pat Rodgers

Pat Rodgers, 54, Ripley:

“It really depends what it is going to be used for. It is an historical building but I don’t mind what they do with the inside, as long as they keep the building the same outside.”

Zelda Riley, 41, Ripley:

“It seems there has been no consideration for how long that has been here. My father would certainly not want to see it go. It’s just really sad they’ve got to do it really.”

nrhn 020611 vox Paul Lanyi

nrhn 020611 vox Paul Lanyi

Dorothy Walker, 78, Swanwick:

“It is a nice building if someone buys it they could end up knocking part of it down, and it’s been there for years. I don’t want to see it sold.”

Paul Lanyi, 60, Ripley:

“They should not consider selling the car park, that would be madness – why would people come to shop in Ripley then? It will be another nail in the coffin for the town.”

nrhn 020611 vox Zelda Riley

nrhn 020611 vox Zelda Riley

Des Greenwood, 68, Ripley:

“If it is sold what are the buyers going to do with it? You can’t make housing out of it and industry is down. Also what will happen when the offices are no longer centralised?”

NRHN 020611 Des greenwood

NRHN 020611 Des greenwood