Nothing much is happening
When Jus-Rol closed and more than 250 people lost their jobs we were told that a biscuit factory was coming to town. True or false? The silence is deafening.
We were told that a new state-of-the-art sports centre was coming to town. False.
We keep being told about our new hospital, or as now named, our health care centre. Money is laid aside for this venture. True or false?
We are told this week that part of the Castlegate overspill parking area is to close for the winter months. The reason – because there are not so many visitors in town and parking needs are not so important. True or false?
If there are fewer visitors over the winter then there are fewer tourist coaches.
Can anyone on either the town or county council now say that they will allow car parking in the redundant coach park?
No wonder people lose faith because nowt seems to happen, apart from things that 90 per cent of people don’t want. True or false?
Now a suggestion. Since the building adjacent to the B&M store has become vacant, would it not be the ideal place to have our Tourist Information Centre?
Also, at the same time, a complete update and modernisation of the existing downtrodden toilet block could be carried out. True or false?