|Posted by David Hughes on September 24, 2010 at 4:34 PM|
Councillor Ruth Cadbury, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group said:
“The Conservative Group have always been ideologically opposed to the Lampton Park Conference Centre, and mothballed the building whilst they were in the Administration, thereby denying the Council four years of income for letting out the venue. It is not possible to put an exact amount on the money they have wasted in doing this, but it is fair to say that the Council have lost revenue through the Conservative’s failure to use the Conference Centre in the way it was intended.
The Lampton Park Conference Centre is the only venue in the Borough of Hounslow able to seat up to 1,000 people, and it is ideally located because of excellent transport links that makes it the perfect site for conferences, weddings, community events, celebrations, and business and civic functions. It is also fully fitted out and equipped, and there have been expressions of interest by both private and business users about it. Developers of other sites in the Borough are considering incorporating a community facility in their plans, and we already have a brilliant facility that is up and running
Not to market this building to maximise its use, and therefore its income, is a total waste of taxpayer’s money, and we will do everything we can to ensure that the wonderful venue is fully available for all residents of the Borough to use”
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