Yesterday, The Echo reports that the Vice Chair of Rochford District Council, described the Mill Hall Arts & Crafts centre as ‘dire’.
To write-off, this community asset with such contempt astonishes me. If the Council had invested in this building then it would not be ‘dire’ (I don’t think it is) – I would argue that we’ve never had refurbishment costs presented to us as part of this so-called ‘regeneration and asset strategy’. Why is a new building needed so badly and why haven’t the plans been shown to the public?
What exactly are they hiding?