Why should be trust Ledbury Places?

I WRITE with the hope that all the recent 'news' concerning grass cutting and Love Ledbury has not diminished people's awareness of the continued roller-coaster that is Ledbury Places.

Has this little thing now been consigned to the footnotes of media acknowledgement, just another page five paragraph nestled beneath those uncollected grass cuttings?

Perhaps the Ledbury Reporter should be asking some difficult questions of Ledbury Places, such as why should the people of Ledbury trust the same people who have been unable to make buildings such as the Burgage Hall "self-sustaining" (despite numerous years of being in charge of them) to help run buildings that have never created an outcry over the public funding them.

Good luck to Dr Swinbourne discovering the number of requests for meetings to be moved from the Market House. I requested that information – along with any complaints regarding disabled access – and the reply was: "Ledbury Town Council do not hold that information".

Go figure that one out.

Colin Marschall

Ledbury

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2:20pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Lakselus says...

Is a transaltion available for this letter? I am interested, but it makes little sense. If the writer was attempting irony or similar it has singularly failed.
Is a transaltion available for this letter? I am interested, but it makes little sense. If the writer was attempting irony or similar it has singularly failed. Lakselus
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11:44pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Councillor Robert Yeoman - a personal view says...

The independent experts report in http://www.ledburypl
aces.org/downloads/L
edbury_Business_Plan
_v04_as_issued_11-03
-2014.pdf around page 16 remarks that "The Burgage Hall is in generally good condition but its finishes and internal décor are conservative" and "Butcher Row is generally in good condition and needs only minor works to refresh its appearance". You can read the condition report for the other buildings in the report.

The intent of Ledbury Places is to bring maximum community benefit to the town from all 6 of these iconic buildings - this includes making them more available for community use by improving them as well as trying to make them as a whole less of a burden on the taxpayer.

If the grant applications currently being pursued are successful over £2m of investment could be put into them - money which would otherwise go elsewhere in the UK - securing them for continued use by the town and thereby improving Ledbury's heritage offering. There is a long way to go to make this a reality but if successful it would confirm just how special Ledbury is.

The lift is acknowledged by Ledbury Places to be a subject of debate. Only if the grant applications are successful would a decision be required and that decision would be ultimately the responsibility of the building owner - Ledbury Town Council. I hope as a town we can navigate through this without acrimony and not lose sight of the other huge benefits of the project. I can assure you that everyone I have met really wants to do the best thing for the town whatever their lift views. Please visit the lift mock-ups when they are installed, air your views on the whole project and find out more about Ledbury Places by reading the information on the www.ledburyplaces.or
g website.
The independent experts report in http://www.ledburypl aces.org/downloads/L edbury_Business_Plan _v04_as_issued_11-03 -2014.pdf around page 16 remarks that "The Burgage Hall is in generally good condition but its finishes and internal décor are conservative" and "Butcher Row is generally in good condition and needs only minor works to refresh its appearance". You can read the condition report for the other buildings in the report. The intent of Ledbury Places is to bring maximum community benefit to the town from all 6 of these iconic buildings - this includes making them more available for community use by improving them as well as trying to make them as a whole less of a burden on the taxpayer. If the grant applications currently being pursued are successful over £2m of investment could be put into them - money which would otherwise go elsewhere in the UK - securing them for continued use by the town and thereby improving Ledbury's heritage offering. There is a long way to go to make this a reality but if successful it would confirm just how special Ledbury is. The lift is acknowledged by Ledbury Places to be a subject of debate. Only if the grant applications are successful would a decision be required and that decision would be ultimately the responsibility of the building owner - Ledbury Town Council. I hope as a town we can navigate through this without acrimony and not lose sight of the other huge benefits of the project. I can assure you that everyone I have met really wants to do the best thing for the town whatever their lift views. Please visit the lift mock-ups when they are installed, air your views on the whole project and find out more about Ledbury Places by reading the information on the www.ledburyplaces.or g website. Councillor Robert Yeoman - a personal view
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11:48pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Colin_Marschall says...

Lakselus wrote:
Is a transaltion available for this letter? I am interested, but it makes little sense. If the writer was attempting irony or similar it has singularly failed.
Apologies to Lakselus if my letter seemed to make little sense, I'll try to be more direct here.

I am asking the Ledbury Reporter why such and important issue as the proposed 'take over' of two buildings, The Market House & The Council Office, seems to have been forgotten due to the issues of HCC not cutting the grass. I also want to know why the people of Ledbury should trust Ledbury Places to follow through on their remit of making all the buildings they want to control self-funding when 2/3 of them have abstractly failed to do so with the buildings they already own or manage.

I hope that makes it a little clearer for you.
[quote][p][bold]Lakselus[/bold] wrote: Is a transaltion available for this letter? I am interested, but it makes little sense. If the writer was attempting irony or similar it has singularly failed.[/p][/quote]Apologies to Lakselus if my letter seemed to make little sense, I'll try to be more direct here. I am asking the Ledbury Reporter why such and important issue as the proposed 'take over' of two buildings, The Market House & The Council Office, seems to have been forgotten due to the issues of HCC not cutting the grass. I also want to know why the people of Ledbury should trust Ledbury Places to follow through on their remit of making all the buildings they want to control self-funding when 2/3 of them have abstractly failed to do so with the buildings they already own or manage. I hope that makes it a little clearer for you. Colin_Marschall
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11:56pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Colin_Marschall says...

Councillor Robert Yeoman - a personal view wrote:
The independent experts report in http://www.ledburypl

aces.org/downloads/L

edbury_Business_Plan

_v04_as_issued_11-03

-2014.pdf around page 16 remarks that "The Burgage Hall is in generally good condition but its finishes and internal décor are conservative" and "Butcher Row is generally in good condition and needs only minor works to refresh its appearance". You can read the condition report for the other buildings in the report.

The intent of Ledbury Places is to bring maximum community benefit to the town from all 6 of these iconic buildings - this includes making them more available for community use by improving them as well as trying to make them as a whole less of a burden on the taxpayer.

If the grant applications currently being pursued are successful over £2m of investment could be put into them - money which would otherwise go elsewhere in the UK - securing them for continued use by the town and thereby improving Ledbury's heritage offering. There is a long way to go to make this a reality but if successful it would confirm just how special Ledbury is.

The lift is acknowledged by Ledbury Places to be a subject of debate. Only if the grant applications are successful would a decision be required and that decision would be ultimately the responsibility of the building owner - Ledbury Town Council. I hope as a town we can navigate through this without acrimony and not lose sight of the other huge benefits of the project. I can assure you that everyone I have met really wants to do the best thing for the town whatever their lift views. Please visit the lift mock-ups when they are installed, air your views on the whole project and find out more about Ledbury Places by reading the information on the www.ledburyplaces.or

g website.
A few points cllr.

1. This burden on the tax payer, can you confirm the number of complaints LTC have received concerning the money used to maintain the Market House & The Council Offices, or at least can you confirm whether this is even an issue to the people of Ledbury.

2. LTC do not own the Market House, it is owned by the people of Ledbury. LTC represent those people and as such should not assume that they have the right to decide on a major issue such as this . .that decision should be made by the people via a referendum.

3. If there are genuine calls for greater usage of the MH then I can see the merit of this proposal . .however, it cannot be denied that the attraction of the MH is it's exterior, not it's interior, the proposal of adding a lift IMO does nothing to enhance that attraction, in fact IMO it degrades it.
[quote][p][bold]Councillor Robert Yeoman - a personal view[/bold] wrote: The independent experts report in http://www.ledburypl aces.org/downloads/L edbury_Business_Plan _v04_as_issued_11-03 -2014.pdf around page 16 remarks that "The Burgage Hall is in generally good condition but its finishes and internal décor are conservative" and "Butcher Row is generally in good condition and needs only minor works to refresh its appearance". You can read the condition report for the other buildings in the report. The intent of Ledbury Places is to bring maximum community benefit to the town from all 6 of these iconic buildings - this includes making them more available for community use by improving them as well as trying to make them as a whole less of a burden on the taxpayer. If the grant applications currently being pursued are successful over £2m of investment could be put into them - money which would otherwise go elsewhere in the UK - securing them for continued use by the town and thereby improving Ledbury's heritage offering. There is a long way to go to make this a reality but if successful it would confirm just how special Ledbury is. The lift is acknowledged by Ledbury Places to be a subject of debate. Only if the grant applications are successful would a decision be required and that decision would be ultimately the responsibility of the building owner - Ledbury Town Council. I hope as a town we can navigate through this without acrimony and not lose sight of the other huge benefits of the project. I can assure you that everyone I have met really wants to do the best thing for the town whatever their lift views. Please visit the lift mock-ups when they are installed, air your views on the whole project and find out more about Ledbury Places by reading the information on the www.ledburyplaces.or g website.[/p][/quote]A few points cllr. 1. This burden on the tax payer, can you confirm the number of complaints LTC have received concerning the money used to maintain the Market House & The Council Offices, or at least can you confirm whether this is even an issue to the people of Ledbury. 2. LTC do not own the Market House, it is owned by the people of Ledbury. LTC represent those people and as such should not assume that they have the right to decide on a major issue such as this . .that decision should be made by the people via a referendum. 3. If there are genuine calls for greater usage of the MH then I can see the merit of this proposal . .however, it cannot be denied that the attraction of the MH is it's exterior, not it's interior, the proposal of adding a lift IMO does nothing to enhance that attraction, in fact IMO it degrades it. Colin_Marschall
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