Fears that barracks closure will kill the community

Holy Trinity Church of England School Credit: ITV

People in Ripon fear the closure of the nearby Claro Barracks will kill their community.

Many of the people living there are from military backgrounds and have settled in the area.

At Holy Trinity Church of England School 26% of students are from military families. The head teacher says she fears it will have an impact on the school.

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Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has unveiled plans for a large scale withdrawal of UK troops from Germany. The move means that Catterick Garrison is set to expand, whilst Claro barracks in Ripon will close.