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Turkish Baths

On 28 Feb 2017 at 9:57am inthegutter wrote:
What's the most recent on the Turkish Baths? and what do people reckon it should be used for?
My preference would be either: (a) a community workshop or (b) the home of the Hearth if the bus station is redeveloped.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 11:46am mike2 wrote:
i think the LDC plan is OK; at least they're conserving a public asset unlike ESCC and their St Anne's fiasco. it's heartening that they are actually planning an investment profit making scheme to benefit the electorate financially long term whilst retaining the property asset. It frustrates me that so many councillors have been more intent in recent years on trying to snaffle publicly owned land for their own pet groups and agendas - both St Annes and the Phoenix spring to mind. Almost as if they and their mates had a god given right to 'own' publicly owned property and use it for their own partisan
leanings. I suspect a whiff of this maybe hanging around the objections to LDC's newly discovered idea that it is better to invest long term in the publicly owned Turkish baths.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 11:46am Dave wrote:
A community workshop would be a very valuable thing in lewes and get a lot of people with valuable and (dying) skills back into the community.
Our councils just don't seem to have any impetus to provide community facilities any more they just want to sell property off for very short term gain, it all seems very short sighted to me.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 12:13pm mike2 wrote:
Dave, they're not selling it - they're investing in it and then renting it out as a profit making property. What's wrong with that?
On 28 Feb 2017 at 2:28pm Feline wrote:
Turkish Bath or a Hammam.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 3:00pm Tom Pain wrote:
What are community workshops? They'd have to be pretty small to fit more than one in that space. Wouldn't it be best to leave it up to whoever wants to rent it to fit it out to suit their needs? Yes it is a good idea for the council to retain it as an income generating facility but not to decide it's use, that's not their sphere of expertise.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 7:56pm Bob wrote:
Can't they just knock it down? Pointless single story building which could be turned into something much more useful.
On 28 Feb 2017 at 8:33pm Tobnac wrote:
Another vote for reinstating it as a Turkish bath.
On 2 Mar 2017 at 6:40pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Officers thought it would make a nice smart restaurant. Councillors disagreed, so back in the melting pot. Probably end up empty aand derelict for a decade or so, like Springman House and St Anne's School.
On 2 Mar 2017 at 7:33pm nick wrote:
Please don't gift it to the Phoenix Rising faux 'creatives'. How did the vote fall re 'councillors disagreed' ? Surely lessons have been learned especially from St Anne's. Enough is enough! It seemed an enlightened way to hold onto our assets while earning proper profit from them. The world has gone mad!
On 6 Aug 2017 at 2:37pm Eko wrote:
I know someone who can do WATER SHIATSU so why can't we reinstate the building and offer healing therapies to everyone...

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