Art studio cash would pay for ship attractions
HAVING read a recent letter regarding the fate of HMS Plymouth and talk of a Mayflower replica, I don't see why we have to choose between one or the other, both would be a great asset to Plymouth.
The gentleman who came up with a figure of £5 million for HMS Plymouth is way off course, as verified by Mr D Salmon of UKIP. Having done a bit of research on this the figure would be far less than this. We are looking at hundreds of thousands, not millions as he suggests.
Furthermore would not lottery funding or grants be available for such a project. Having a Mayflower replica is a no brainer in my opinion. Properly done imagine how much revenue such attractions would make, not to mention emplyment opportunities and the knock on benefits to the tourist trade in Plymouth.
What a shame our esteemed council just decided to pump £4 million of taxpayers' money into art studios in Royal William Yard. In fact it's not a shame it is far worse than that, with that kind of money we would be well on the way to having both HMS Plymouth AND a Mayflower replica in our city.
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Sure having some nice art studios is a nice thought, but does anyone apart from this council and some art students really think this is the best way to spend taxpayers money? Not to mention of course a spend of £85,000 on five very expensive and overpriced signs welcoming people to the city. Just a small example of the ridiculous spending by this council. But let's not forget previous councils. Both Labour and Tory councils here excel at such daft practices. What did we do to deserve them?
I'd like to know what exactly are this council doing about the two great projects mentioned above – actually I don't need to ask, I know the answer, the same as Plymouth Airport, absolutely nothing whatsoever; brilliant.