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Madam,

RE: Additional Supermarket for Ripley.

So Cllr Bradford says Amber Valley Borough Council “have a commitment to regenerate towns and we have been working on Heanor ” (Ripley & Heanor News, July 7)

Yes, they have been working on Heanor for several years, Tesco and the precinct opposite, was a significant factor in the demise of Heanor (together with their intransigence over car parking charges). If that’s what he calls regeneration, would the last retailer in Ripley please turn out the lights?

Oh, and by the way, what will be the cost in a few years time for the block paving of footpaths between Nottingham Road and Ripley market place?

Anthony Lloyd

Codnor