MP slams council for ‘lack of interest’
North Cornwall’s MP, Dan Rogerson, has slammed Cornwall Council for their refusal to attend a meeting organised by Camelford residents, who are faced with the prospect of losing their leisure centre.
The meeting, to be held this Tuesday (26th), is an opportunity for people in the area to voice their concerns as to the future of the leisure centre and has been arranged following the news that the Council are considering shutting the facility without examining fully the case for keeping it open.
Mr Rogerson wrote to Councillor Joan Symons the Cabinet Member for the Customer First and Culture department asking that a representative attend the meeting in order to listen to those with concerns and take into consideration all the factors surrounding this decision. A reply via email from Cllr Symons stated that she felt her presence would be of ‘no help’ to residents and that she would be attending a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss this issue.
Commenting he said,
“I am disgusted that the Council feel there is no need for them to attend a meeting at which they would be able to listen to those people who will be so detrimentally affected by this potential closure. The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday and make a decision without having all the facts at their disposal and without having listened to those people they were elected to represent.
“I feel very disappointed with their apparent lack of interest in this matter and would ask them to reconsider their decision not to be present at this meeting”
- The Camelford meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th October at the Council Chamber at the old Council Offices, College Road, Camelford at 7.00pm