A petition has been launched to save Altrincham Town Hall as the council decides on the fate of the "historic" building.

Groups including Altrincham Court Leet and the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce have called for people to help save what is described as an "amazing building" by the Chamber of Commerce.

The building currently belongs to Trafford Council, who are due to decide on the next steps for the building later this month.

The petition calls on the council to "abandon its intention to dispose of Altrincham Town Hall unless it is to a community-based organisation as was done with Stretford Public Hall and the George Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston".

Altrincham Town Hall was built in 1900 next to the old town hall in order to recognise the status of Altrincham being an urban district council.

It has acted as a place for public announcements and ceremonies in the town along with some weddings and meetings.

Altrincham Court Leet said the building was "iconic, much loved and well used by the community" and was a part of the heritage of Altrincham.

When contacted by the Messenger, a spokesperson for Trafford Council said in a statement: "We are reviewing the use of our buildings to ensure we are getting the best value for them and reducing costs.

"The Executive will meet later on this month to decide on next steps with regards to Altrincham Town Hall."

The petition currently has more than 1,100 signatures and expires on June 13.