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Darley Dale’s Town Mayor, Cllr Ingrid Pasteur, states that it costs £380 per day to run the Whitworth Centre (Matlock Mercury, March 1) but does not give any breakdown of these costs.

Further to comments made by Mr Runham and Cllr Mike Longden (Matlock Mercury, March 8) regarding Darley Dale’s Whitworth Centre and its finances, readers may wish to consider that according to the latest available centre accounts (available through the Charity Commission website) £70,779 of the annual running costs is down to wages alone.

S Robbins

Sinfin