So, the cat is out of the bag. Websters Garage, after 30 years as an eyesore, a wart, a monstrous carbuncle on the face of our beloved town, is going to be developed ( short term ) as a car park for up to 5 years, although it will not be allowed to undercut EDDC's lucrative Car Park revenue stream.
So, we now have the pressing issue of what happens with the half finished mural which is already turning green from algae and traffic dirt?
What happens to the remaining un-muraled plywood panels that are peeling back and splitting?
When will the final reckoning of the costs be made public, and a refund of the £2000 of tax payers money that Cllr. Moulding generously donated to the project from his DCC locality budget.
When will we discover who the real " owners " of Websters are? Hallmark Estates is the name on the forms, but who are the directors, the shareholders, the people who will cash in when the development finally comes to fruition? Mr Barton is the agent in all press releases but ...... well, we can only wait to see... Perhaps that's a question for our esteemed District Councillors who know what is happening but seldom share such info. with the Town Council until the decision is almost made making a reasoned and open discussion virtually impossible....
So many secrets, and information on a " need to know " basis... What we need is openness and transparency and... well, you know what we need. CHANGE !