Value for money

I MUST support the views of Councillor Chapman (September 5) on the future of the Priory Centre site. Why change it? A population the size of St Neots and the surrounding area needs a venue where large groups can meet or attend exhibitions, concerts, disp

I MUST support the views of Councillor Chapman (September 5) on the future of the Priory Centre site.

Why change it? A population the size of St Neots and the surrounding area needs a venue where large groups can meet or attend exhibitions, concerts, displays and so on. Profit is not the objective for such public facilities. It's to do with quality of life and value for the money we pay for local facilities.

The recent work at the Priory Centre has been beneficial, and it is noticeable that effort has gone into booking concerts and shows recently, as well as the local thespian groups that have used the Priory for years.

The Priory Centre is not perfect. Ventilation is poor in summer - energetic events, such as dances, would benefit from air conditioning - but I would encourage anyone who has not attended an event to give it a try.

We must show that we support and value the Priory Centre. Use it or lose it because the decision-makers will take under-use to be lack of interest.

PETER JONES, Marlowe Court, Eaton Ford

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