Glad to see ship ditched
3:07pm Monday 18th February 2013 in Letters
SO our council is at last proposing to “dispose of” the remains of the medieval ship. About time, it’s something I have been suggesting for years. If proposed cuts in its budget up to 2016 amount to £290,000, how much has been wasted on this pile of timber?
How many far more worthy causes might have benefitted, how many services funded and enhanced?
In these days of tight budgets, I for one would prefer to see shrinking council resources spent on meals on wheels rather than splinters on the river. Even Councillor Ferris seems at a loss to predict its future other than the threat of its preservation in concrete. For different reasons he and I find no comfort in the statement all options are being considered. Perhaps this may be due to Debbie Wilcox’s preoccupation with “other pressing issues.” Julian R Powell Larch Grove Newport