Consultation – Purchase of St Thomas Church

GENERAL PROJECT CONSULTATION

RYDE TOWN COUNCIL

PURCHASE OF THE FORMER ST THOMAS CHURCH BUILDING, RYDE.

At its meeting on 2ND September 2020 Ryde Town Council agreed to purchase the former St Thomas Church building in St Thomas Street, Ryde.  It is planned that the building will be refurbished and the Town Council’s Youth Service ‘Network Ryde’ will be relocated to the building, to allow additional space for increased youth services.

The cost of the purchase and necessary improvements is estimated to be approximately £286,000. This sum is planned to be met from a low cost 30-year loan from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB). There is no forecast increase in the annual precept arising from the project as annual savings from the relocation of the Youth Service into St Thomas Church are estimated to cover the cost of loan repayments.

Further details can be found on the Ryde Town Council website at:

www.rydetowncouncil.gov.uk

 
 Ryde Town Council wishes to know if residents are in favour of this proposed project. If you wish to state a preference then please send the Town Clerk your name, address and whether or not you are in favour of the project.

This can be done via email or by letter to the addresses below:

1.     Email:    clerk@rydetowncouncil.gov.uk

OR

2.     By letter to the Town Clerk at: Ryde Town Council Chambers, 10 Lind Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NQ.

ALL RESPONSES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
(Any responses after this deadline will be disregarded)