£250,000 for a feasibility study – it really is “Mere Madness”!

Kenilworth Liberal Democrats recently distributed a newspaper to thousands of homes across the town, in which we told people of the Conservatives’ plans for an expensive feasibility study of a scheme to flood the Mere (great lake) at Kenilworth Castle, restoring it to something like it was in Tudor times. We warned that the costs would be huge, and could only mean commercial development of precious green belt land by the castle.

We asked people to reply to the question ‘Do you think that spending time and money on recreating the Tudor mere at Kenilworth Castle is a good idea’? So, far, 85% of respondents have answered ‘No’!

However, the Conservatives are trying to pour cold water on this response, saying that it’s too small a sample etc, and are pushing for the District Council to go ahead with the study.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW IS THAT THE COST FOR SUCH A STUDY WOULD BE £250,000!!

How could they possibly justify spending quarter of a million pounds on consultants for such a vanity project? When council services are being cut left right and centre, how can this be a priority?

 



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