Someone has a shortage of money and cannot complete contracts
1:37pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Letters
COULD I possibly clear up a couple of misunderstandings from the excellent article the other week about entertainment at the Corn Hall.
Firstly, according to Augusta Wrey, she stated in the article that it was up to individuals to arrange concerts “If someone wants to have a concert, bring it on”.
From what I have read and been led to understand, when the Corn Hall was owned by the CDC, they booked the groups, organised and ran the event. When the venue was sold to Wildmoor it then became a part of their responsibility to organise and run the events, I quote from the contract in 2007: “The detailed contract agreeing the sale by private treaty ensures that antique and craft markets will continue at the venue for at least 35 years and that evening entertainment will continue indefinitely”.
This infers the fact not only to me, but also I believe to Augusta Wrey, of Wildmoor's responsibilities, as in an email to me, in reply to one I had sent after Augusta had asked me for suitable bands for the venue, ( I listed bands who had appeared there previously), she refers to setting up concerts “Date: Monday, September 20, 2010, Dear Paul, Thank you for your email and I will certainly bear those bands in mind when getting the programme of events together in the Corn Hall.”
Second point, as we can see this has gone on since the Corn Hall reopened in 2008, but over the last five years the CDC seems to have sat around doing nothing much to sort this, apart from the occasional phone calls in the past where they have accepted the situation without any fuss or use of legal or other pressures to get this important venue for many people in this town sorted.
I quote from the OCR chairman in the Standard of May 3, 2012: ”We want Cirencester to be the centre of activity commercially, socially… ect.” Their plans for the future.
I suggest if they want the town to be a focal point socially they sort the present problems out first before thinking of the future plans.
Personally I believe that somewhere, someone has a shortage of money and cannot complete contracts, in which case it’s up to the CDC to force changes, or start running events at the Corn Hall as they did previously.
PAUL BLANNIN Stratton Heights Cirencester