This type of thing makes my blood boil yet I am fully in favour of maintaining our heritage.
Yes, I believe in maintenance to keep our heritage, not this pathetic concept of sudden large grants and then leaving things to decay.
The art gallery has had a leaky roof for some time now, yet we couldn't find the relative pittance of money to repair it, luckily someone managed to find a number of cheap buckets to contain the disaster.
£1.3M should be put in maintenance funds for maintaining our heritage, not for letting things being left to rack and ruin.
Councils are starved of money but can "gamble" on getting grants to do work which leaves them little choice but to run this uneconomical destruction of our heritage.
Further thoughts on this matter ...
Wirral got only 0.85% of the North West's lottery grants.
School Academies being built at enormous cost when most schools' maintenance is appalling.
Birkenhead Park getting a "refurbishment grant" of £10M, much of which was on creating a new building that was totally out of character - how is that refurbishment?
St Luke's, Poulton, demolition and new build planned at cost of £10M to alleviate the repair bill of only £1M.
Yes, I'm off on one grrrrrrrrrr
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates