High street meeting in this week’s Ripley and Heanor News

THE FIRST stages of a battle plan were announced at a successful first Heanor high street meeting.

Around 70 people filled the Wilmot Street Centre in the town last Wednesday to join in on a lively debate which discussed how to breath life into the once thriving market town.

And the event, led by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, saw glimmers of hope for the towns’ traders with plans announced for a revitalised market place and a possible retail development.

Regeneration manager at Amber Valley Borough Council Stephen Jackson announced that land to the rear of the former Somerfield supermarket is to be marketed to private investors.

Grab a copy of Thursday’s Ripley and Heanor News for more on the inaugural Heanor high street meeting.