We want to hear from you! Tell us your suggestions about what Cirencester's Christmas market chalets should be used for

We want to hear from you! Tell us your suggestions about what Cirencester's Christmas market chalets should be used for

We want to hear from you! Tell us your suggestions about what Cirencester's Christmas market chalets should be used for

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THE issue of Cirencester’s Christmas market chalets being left to rot out in the rain has caused outrage among readers of the Standard.

Many feel that the chalets have been a massive waste of taxpayers’ money after costing an estimated £30,000 and only being used for two Christmases.

The Standard has since been contacted by a number of readers who have their own ideas about what the chalets should be used for.

Suggestions, so far, include using them as temporary overnight accommodation for those people who are living on the streets.

We want to hear from you and what you think the chalets should be used for – the more innovative the better.

Leave your ideas in the comment box below or email them to sdi@wiltsglosstandard.co.uk.

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11:14pm Thu 13 Feb 14

fred jackson says...

some how i think they have paid for themselves ,in the rent for em ,layed on by the council from our money ,can we the taxpaying public have them back ?
some how i think they have paid for themselves ,in the rent for em ,layed on by the council from our money ,can we the taxpaying public have them back ? fred jackson
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8:19am Fri 14 Feb 14

Slinknet says...

Why not use them for firewood for the poor and elderly
Why not use them for firewood for the poor and elderly Slinknet
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8:43am Fri 14 Feb 14

lvmffd says...

Why not store them properly for starters so that they don't rot down and perhaps hire them out for events, to towns and villages in the area. At least some money might be recouped!
Why not store them properly for starters so that they don't rot down and perhaps hire them out for events, to towns and villages in the area. At least some money might be recouped! lvmffd
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1:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

andrew.carpenter says...

I reckon I could fit one in my back garden, it would make a nice little summerhouse.
I reckon I could fit one in my back garden, it would make a nice little summerhouse. andrew.carpenter
  • Score: 1

11:28pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Col Mustard says...

Pop up roadside Finnish Saunas ? Examples of Libdem "Art in the community" ? Alternative accommodation for Cirencester Town Council to reduce the tax burden on rate payers ?
Pop up roadside Finnish Saunas ? Examples of Libdem "Art in the community" ? Alternative accommodation for Cirencester Town Council to reduce the tax burden on rate payers ? Col Mustard
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4:55pm Sat 15 Feb 14

StephanieP says...

What a waste of tax payers’ money. More than £30,000 I understand. The Lib Dem Councillors, who authorised this wanton spending, will never be able to recoup all that money back.
What a waste of tax payers’ money. More than £30,000 I understand. The Lib Dem Councillors, who authorised this wanton spending, will never be able to recoup all that money back. StephanieP
  • Score: 1

8:12pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Col Mustard says...

They will recoup it they have stuck the rates up your going to pay !
"Cirencester mayor Joe Harris described it as “good value for money” while Cllr Margaret Rickman hailed it “a prudent budget”.

Cllr Deryck Nash said that the1.3 per cent rise was reasonable in comparison to the national average of around four or five per cent."

The council’s total budget for the year 2014/15 is £840,550 with £65,000 allocated for projects in and around the town.

So look out for more half witted projects ,probably costing more than £65,000.
Someone must have voted for this lot ?
They will recoup it they have stuck the rates up your going to pay ! "Cirencester mayor Joe Harris described it as “good value for money” while Cllr Margaret Rickman hailed it “a prudent budget”. Cllr Deryck Nash said that the1.3 per cent rise was reasonable in comparison to the national average of around four or five per cent." The council’s total budget for the year 2014/15 is £840,550 with £65,000 allocated for projects in and around the town. So look out for more half witted projects ,probably costing more than £65,000. Someone must have voted for this lot ? Col Mustard
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2:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Shop Owner says...

Ask the Town Council how much they have valued the sheds in their accounts so we can really see how much money they have cost the tax payers of Cirencester. I am sure they sheds are not worth much now and will probably need major repair before they can be used again.
Ask the Town Council how much they have valued the sheds in their accounts so we can really see how much money they have cost the tax payers of Cirencester. I am sure they sheds are not worth much now and will probably need major repair before they can be used again. Shop Owner
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Wed 19 Feb 14

oldsmokey0 says...

Why not give the Christmas Market another try, but do it properly no fancy plastic skating rinks or no road closures. All the huts facing inwards with stalls in the middle, on the church side of the market this would create more atmosphere and redirect the traffic to two way up and down the Corn Hall side.
Why not give the Christmas Market another try, but do it properly no fancy plastic skating rinks or no road closures. All the huts facing inwards with stalls in the middle, on the church side of the market this would create more atmosphere and redirect the traffic to two way up and down the Corn Hall side. oldsmokey0
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