A call to reopen a bingo hall has sounded.

A resident asked Bucks Council to consider reopening the former Gala Bingo on Aylesbury High Street, claiming it would be a ‘great leisure facility’ for the town.

The derelict Gala-turned-Buzz Bingo building was in January under review to possibly become an “arts music centre”.

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At least two investors were known to be interested in the council-owned building, with both thought to be preparing proposals.

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“Bucks Council, an idea for you,” tweeted the resident. “The former Gala Bingo hall located on Aylesbury High Street, maybe you should open it again as a bingo hall.

“Most of the equipment is already in there, would be great to have it reopened after two years of being empty.”

They added: “I think it would be great to bring this back into the town, have it as another leisure facility, it could be run by the council.”

In response, Bucks Council tweeted: “I have passed your comments along for consideration.”

According to Cllr Warren Whyte, the site was originally a Pavilion Cinema and then a Granada in 1946 before it closed in 1972.

It then became a Granada bingo hall, before changing its name to Gala Bingo in 1991. Latterly, the site had been a Buzz Bingo.

Bucks Council was approached for comment.

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