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More concerns raised over care home security

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

31/07/13 GV of the former The Dales care home - Fisher Close, Repton GV of the former The Dales care home in Repton

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PARISH council chiefs have raised further fears about the site of a former care home facility.

Members of Repton Parish Council revealed that they were ‘continuing to express concerns’ to Derbyshire County Council with regard to the former Dales care home in Fisher Close, Repton.

It comes after the site was twice broken into in the space of two months, and after efforts to improve security measures at the site were rejected.

A spokesman told the Mail: “The parish council is continuing to express concerns to Derbyshire County Council concerning the empty building in Askew Grove.

“There have been two break-ins reported recently, the first when the alarm system had not been activated.”

Council chiefs also revealed a request to use the site by a group in the village had been turned down.

The spokesman added: “Repton History Group had made a request to be able to use the building as a storage facility.

“However, this request has been turned down by Derbyshire County Council.

“The parish council will continue to monitor any developments regarding this building.”

It was recently revealed that members of the parish council had learned, through discussions with the county council, that the former care facility would see no redevelopment until April next year at the earliest.

The Dales is to be demolished, with up to 50 ‘extra care’ apartments set to replace it.

The plans have been in the pipeline since the home closed its doors in 2012.

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