Skint’ Derbyshire council is accused of pulling a ‘cheap Ripley PR stunt’
Posted: November 13, 2013|
By Ella Rhodes
However, at the same meeting, a report revealed that a masterplan to renovate Ripley town centre had been shelved temporarily due to a lack of cash.
Paul Jones, leader of the opposition Labour party, said the new fund seemed like a “cheap PR stunt”.
He said: “The report on the Ripley redevelopment said we were skint.
“Then, all of a sudden, they’re committing £5 million to Ripley.
“But they haven’t got the money. The only asset the council has for sale is the land Morrisons might be built on.
“A reasonable person would assume these are both related.
“Some serious questions need to be asked.”