Renaissance costing £136 for every household in Carlisle
Last updated at 11:39, Friday, 22 January 2010
The bill for Carlisle Renaissance has topped £6.6 million – the equivalent of £136 for every household in Carlisle district.
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We're just going round in circles now. People like Boaden should be making sure that this lot are called in and questions start getting answered.5 years, a lot of money and a lot of abandoned plans.
I am looking forward to retiring to Carlisle to enjoy a fabulous outdoor way of life but can't believe that the Renaissance has cost so much money and nothing to show for it. How do these people get away with it ?
Seriously, have the so called visionaries of our City gone completely mad? Michael Boaden is quite correct 6.66 million is an extraordinary amount of money, spent on nothing tangible, for goodness sake, Botchergate is a disgrace, it has steadily been getting worse for the last 10 years,a no go area for many on Friday and Saturday nights and this is the main road into our City center, it is a constant battle to keep the city's street clear of litter, many of our roads are full of potholes and now due to the recession many of our buildings are left vacant, boarded up or left to vandals, this is not a "City of Culture" but a City in need of help. Carlisle residents deserve more, much more. Projects such as the University and Academy schools would have happened anyway, and for the heritage section of the city why would we want to spend what little money we have on a section of the city which is already of a high standard. Time for excuses is over, improvements need to happen and money spent in the right areas it is no good having half of the city exceptionally good and the other ready for demolition.