What Seaton really needs
PUBLISHED: 12:24 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:03 16 June 2010
Seaton has a desperate need of the spiritual lift that would be provided by the instigation of the regeneration plan.
Seaton has a desperate need of the spiritual lift that would be provided by the instigation of the regeneration plan. But, every time an organisation emerges to fulfill the function, a great deal of mud slinging is incorporated by the same group to smear the name of the said company in order to delay or prevent any changes, firstly Liatris became a dirty word, followed now by Tesco.
Now the parish councillors have decided, dictatorially, to purchase Willoughby House so as to transfer their offices out of the town hall, instead of keeping a valuable presence there to prevent the district council from conjuring up some plan or other to take the heart out of Seaton.
The enormous amount of money that the Willoughby House project will cost the local ratepayers would be better elsewhere.
For four years now, since the introduction of the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act, both the parish council and the town hall Museum have been operating in defiance of that Law.
There is still no access for disabled people to enjoy all that the museum has to offer, therefore, the sensible option, of which the vast majority of Seaton would have no qualms in supporting, would be to use the disputed cash to install a much needed lift to the museum for the sake of equal rights in this modern age.
It seems like the parish councillors wish to find a bolt hole in Willoughby House in order to hide their blushes over the ongoing mismanagement of Seaton's requirements.
What with no lift for the town museum and no lift up for the town to get rid of the everlasting eyesores of Seaton Heights, the old Racal site and what was once a caravan site, the Stand Up For Seaton slogan is rapidly deteriorating into Screw Up For Seaton.
Mr S G Pember
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