Councillor Joanna Carter "Frustrated" by LDC Decision on Skatehouse

15 March 2016

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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.

 






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