Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what’s planned for grade II listed building.

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We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers – unsurprisingly they don’t always reflect the views of this publication. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch and of course, your considered comments are welcome below. This from Peter Gruner, Ryde. Ed

Well done to the “private individual” who has purchased dear old St Thomas Church Ryde for £75,000.

But don’t we locals have a right to a little more information please? It would be nice to know who the person is who is purchasing this much loved but now disused old church.

And, more importantly, how about a what they plan to do with the building?

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Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm


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Fred Karno
In response to Sculler’s comment, the building as it stands today is effectively unusable because there is no heating. As I commented on another article about this building, (OnTheWight),there was an underfloor heating system installed some years ago, which one would have thought was a good solution for a listed building. However if I recall, the Council’s Conservation Officer considered that incompatible with its listed status, (even… Read more »

If instead of much loved the building was much used then you would not need to be concerned about it’s future