You may have heard that Pippbrook House, the old library and before that council offices for DUDC and MVDC, is to be sold. It has not been properly maintained and needs money to be invested in repairs before it can even be declared safe.
WE BELIEVE IT IS DOABLE!
You may not care particularly about this. You may feel if the council can get a good price for it, then let it go.
Or, like a growing group of local folk (front page of the Dorking Advertiser 3 weeks ago see attached) you may feel that this is something worth keeping, indeed cherishing.
So what can you do to support this idea?
At this early stage please register your support by going onto the CHIP Facebook page (Community Hub In Pippbrook) or emailing me by return to add your name to the rapidly growing list to say quite simply (or you can add complicated stuff if you like) :
I would like to be kept in touch with developments.
We have a vision and it involves retaining the building, both for local use and as a centre of excellence, for community projects including arts, music, drama, film, business, sports, health and wellbeing (to name but a few) with a much wider reach towards London and throughout the south east, thus bringing in valuable footfall and the kudos and profile that this town richly deserves.
So, we need YOU. We need your ideas, your expertise, your energy and your passion for all that is Dorking. Get in touch in whatever way suits you to register yourself as actively interested in CHIP and please spread the word, especially if you know somebody who has an area of expertise that you know we will need especially at this early stage people who are knowledgeable about, and well rehearsed in, applying for grants.
Tuesday 28th October 7.30 at Burgundy & Black (independent coffee shop at the bottom of St Martin’s Walk) to share further ideas, expertise, experience and ideas before we have an official launch!
For further information (website pending!) call Sally Elias on 07787 566 212, Roger Jones on 07770 887834, Belinda Hard on 07941 141575.