15 March 2016
Councillor Joanna Carter has expressed her frustration that Conservative Councillors on Lewes District Council refused to use any of the £50,000 agreed for the relocation of North Street Quarter businesses to help to relocate the Skatehouse.
Jo said: “I find the Conservatives’ stance slightly frustrating as the council unanimously passed a motion for a £50,000 relocation fund for businesses on council land affected by the North Street Quarter. It’s hard to see why a relocation fund for commercial businesses should be approved but financial support for a community interest company such as Skatehouse cannot.
“Given that more than 3,000 people have asked for it to be saved, the council cannot fail to see what a valued place Skatehouse has become for young people in and around Lewes. We will keep pushing for a solution for Skatehouse and the other youth venues that will be displaced by the North Street development.”
Read the full story in the Sussex Express here.