Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, has written to public bodies, councillors and members of the public inviting them to a summit in Ripon to discuss the announced closure of Claro and Deverell Barracks.
On 18 January 2016 Julian Smith received confirmation from the Ministry of Defence that both barracks are to close.
The meeting will be an opportunity for public bodies involved in the disposal of the barracks in Ripon to discuss the next steps following this announcement.
Julian Smith MP said:
Everyone is disappointed about the decision to close Claro and Deverell but we now need to move forward and ensure that we make the very best of these sites for the citizens of Ripon.
I look forward to meeting everyone involved in these next steps on 11 March and will help in any way I can to ensure the best possible results for our City.