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Commissioners moot courthouse offer

Bid for iconic building may be tabled with DHA

Ramsey Commissioners may make an official bid to buy the town’s courthouse and grounds.

In a deal valued at just under £400,000, the local authority would purchase the facility from the Department of Home Affairs and offer the department 26 years free rent for the police office in the town hall.

The board will be asked to ratify the move this Wednesday night.

The historic courthouse was last week put on the market by the department for £475,000.

The people of Ramsey want it retained in public ownership with 75 per cent of those surveyed also saying the building should not be sold to the private sector.

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