A short trip from Market Place
Just when we thought work on Market Place had been done and dusted, that the contractors had packed their bags and left town, the powers-that-be announced that yet another completion deadline had been well and truly missed, unveiling, following issues raised in The
Wokingham Paper, their intention to undertake a new Market Place safety audit.
Surely common sense should have dictated that the required thorough health and safety assessment programme be completed prior to work commencing, rather than scrambling, now that the horse has bolted, to prepare one as an after thought, resulting in the pouring of additional sums of tax payers’ money down the municipal drain.
“Not me guv” buck passing and the spouting of more bovine doo-doo as inmates of Shute End Towers apparently choose to disregard warnings of accidents waiting to happen.
The Executive member for Regeneration, Cllr Philip Mirfin, claims (well, he would, wouldn’t he?) “The new Market Place looks fantastic. Really?
Perhaps he should’ve gone to Specsavers (other opticians are available). They are, after all, just a short “trip” from the town hall.
Certainly one thing can be agreed. The fact that Market Traders are returning to where they belong, for it is they who will bring colour and character to an otherwise bland expanse of uninspiring York stone paving.