Reser­va­tions about Town Hall

Strathearn Herald - - HERALD VIEW -

Dear Editor,

It was good to read that the Cri­eff BID will be us­ing the old Town Hall, thus sav­ing it for pos­ter­ity.

A most use­ful idea to pre­serve a build­ing. I do not think, how­ever, that a mere 17 hours per week is suf­fi­cient ac­cess for the Cri­eff Mon­u­ments that are in the base­ment. Surely PKC, who I be­lieve are the le­gal cus­to­di­ans of the mon­u­ments, can­not be happy at such limited ac­cess es­pe­cially when BID seems to want vol­un­teers for any fur­ther ac­cess.

Surely the Cam­pus is the most ap­pro­pri­ate home for the mon­u­ments.

The idea of the old Town Hall be­ing used for meet­ings is in­ter­est­ing but pos­si­bly flawed. If the up­per room is used by pri­vate groups that is not a prob­lem.

How­ever any events that are open to the pub­lic and / or re­ceive pub­lic funds must pro­vide ac­cess for the less able.

Hav­ing had my mo­bil­ity im­pacted by re­cent cancer surgery I know that I would find the stairs to the up­per room dif­fi­cult. All coun­cil tax pay­ers are en­ti­tled to equal ac­cess to the pub­licly funded events.

Nev­er­the­less the news about BID cou­pled to the suc­cesses of the CCT show that the town is on the up and up and may one day have another su­per­mar­ket!

Dr Roger I Cartwright


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