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St Mary's - The Interim Verdict

On 9 May 2013 at 8:57am Pete wrote:
Quote from Ruth O'Keeffe:
"Yesterday the debate at Lewes District Council on the motions about St Mary's Social Centre ended with the following passed by a majority after debate and amendment:
"This council recognises the important role played by the St Mary's Social Centre in Lewes, and the immense public support for it. In view of this, the Council requests that the Cabinet either (a) agree to the removal of the St Mary's Social Centre from the list of potential development sites within Lewes District, or if that is not possible, then (b) make it a requirement of any contract with any development partner that St Mary's Social Centre is retained in its existing or an improved form and enabled to function without interruption to the activities of either St Mary's Social Centre or the St Mary's Supporters Club"
I would personally have preferred a straight request to cabinet to remove the centre from the development list altogether, but this was defeated; 17 were for straight removal (myself, most of Lib Dem group and the UKIP members), 19 against (most of Conservative group), 2 abstentions (one from Lib Dem one Conservative)."
On 9 May 2013 at 10:22am beat wrote:
knock it down . Its not in keeping with the town anyway!!!!!!!!
On 9 May 2013 at 12:22pm Citzen smith wrote:
power to the people
On 9 May 2013 at 1:17pm Annmarie wrote:
The whole town looks run down shops borded up Lewes needs a makeover and updating
On 9 May 2013 at 1:44pm Numberjack wrote:
Beat - Please explain why, in your opinion, it is not in keeping with the town
On 9 May 2013 at 2:07pm Allotment Girl wrote:
Annmarie: Lewes needs updating? Yes why don't we knock down that pile of old rubble that passes as a castle...oh and the Priory Ruins as well....
On 9 May 2013 at 3:10pm Citzen smith wrote:
Annmarie you are bloody right .Its been going this way for a long time
On 9 May 2013 at 5:16pm beat wrote:
The only thing that keeps st marys going is private functions !!! Any other week night it is dead , not worth opening the doors for . Greedy people only come out the wood work on bingo night one a month to take home some cash . But you don't see them til the next month . Yeah real support huh !!!!
On 10 May 2013 at 11:50am queequeg wrote:
beat, The foot fall across the threshold of the various parts of St Mary's is many thousands a year, what is wrong with being a useful private function venue?
On 10 May 2013 at 2:38pm Annmarie wrote:
By saying it needs updating I didn't mean get rid of all historic buildings but this town has nothing for the people who live here I shop in brighton where there are reasonably priced shops like h&m and zara I go to the cinema in brighton I go to bowl plex in brighton there is nothing to do unless u want to look around charity shops or antique shops not very fun with a 5 year old.
On 10 May 2013 at 3:45pm Unof. Tourist Info wrote:
Some suggestions for things you and your five year old can do in and around Lewes.
- Go to Monkey Business
- paint some pottery at Fireworks on Weston Road
- go and visit Lewes Castle
- Go to the football (Kids go free)
- Go swimming at the Pells or leisure centre
- Cycle to Glynde and back
- Have a walk on the Railway Land
- Check out the Lewes Priory ruins
- Go and see a film at Lewes Cinema
- go to one of the parks (go skateboarding if you want at the skateboard park - maybe not with your five year old, but he/she might appreciate it when they are a little older)
Then you can use the great transport links to Brighton or Eastbourne and take advantage of everything they have to offer including bowling and a permanent cinema and rejoice in the fact that at the end of the day you will come back to a lovely looking town with (mostly) nice people.
Have a great time!
On 10 May 2013 at 6:00pm Nevil Rook wrote:
Film @ theallsaints does kids stuff
On 12 May 2013 at 6:52pm phantom wrote:
and for teenagers theres .............bugger all

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