Centre could house ship
3:37pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Letters
IT WAS a great shock to hear of the closure of the Pill Millennium Centre, as it was a most popular venue for many groups.
However, I feel that out of adversity can come new light.
Perhaps the council might consider passing this to a new community group, not linked to communities first or any other initiative. This would make a perfect setting and permanent home for the Newport Ship, a Maritime Museum and Heritage Centre for the Pill and Newport communities.
And with some expansion I see no reason why sporting activities and the arts couldn’t find a compatible home within the complex. Funding could be applied for through a voluntary initiative to the EU and National Lottery.
Sustainability might come in part from commercial activities such as, regular international food and drink markets, antique fairs and sensible admission fees. I think this is time for a public debate on its future before yet another expensive piece of dereliction appears.
Jan Preece Wolseley Street, Newport