Why the cinema site delay?
I ATTENDED a town council meeting after reading that the cinema we hope will be built in St Neots was being discussed once again. Apparently, Councillor Chapman, who was giving a presentation, has spent about two years going into the feasibility of such a
I ATTENDED a town council meeting after reading that the cinema we hope will be built in St Neots was being discussed once again.
Apparently, Councillor Chapman, who was giving a presentation, has spent about two years going into the feasibility of such as big venture, and after the presentation it was quite obvious that this man should be congratulated on his effort.
I look at the councillors. Two of them said we must make an effort to work together on this matter. One seemed to be asleep. One tried to scupper the whole idea without going into more discussions - I think it was an ego thing - and the rest just sat there, looking terribly bored.
But at least the vote was carried that Cllr Chapman now had the approval of the town council to approach Huntingdonshire District Council about the land.
I sat there stunned - this meant that nothing had been done for four years. Surely this is the first step: to acquire land so you can build in the first place.
It has been proved that the people in St Neots and surrounding areas want a cinema. Mr Rowley has promised to give £1million towards it, and yet these councillors are busy scoring points off one another. It does not matter whether you are a Tory, Lib Dem or Independent: the people in this town want you working on our behalf. After all, this is why we voted for you.
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I wish Cllr Chapman luck with HDC, and I hope it is not too late to have our cinema.
Mrs JOY WINTERS