Corn Exchange future to be decided at meeting

A DATE has been set to decide the future of the St Ives Corn Exchange. An extraordinary town council meeting has been set for May 2 when councillors will consider proposals from the Action Corn Exchange group (ACE), which is campaigning to prevent the hal

A DATE has been set to decide the future of the St Ives Corn Exchange.

An extraordinary town council meeting has been set for May 2 when councillors will consider proposals from the Action Corn Exchange group (ACE), which is campaigning to prevent the hall from being sold off.

ACE handed in a proposal to save the building, which has stood empty for more than five years, to the town council last month.

The group will hold a behind-closed-doors meeting with the council next week to discuss the details of the rescue plan.


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Nick Dibben, co-chairman of ACE, said: "We don't know exactly what the town council has made of our proposals, but we anticipate there will be some dispute over figures.

"The purpose of the meeting in advance is to make it clear where both parties stand so there will be no surprises at the public meeting on May 2."

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The council had previously decided to dispose of the Corn Exchange but offered ACE the opportunity to draw up a development plan for the building.

INFORMATION: The extraordinary council meeting will take place in the St Ives Free Church on May 2 at 7.30pm. The current Action Corn Exchange proposals for the future of the building are available to view on www.thecornexchange.org.uk

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