Council to put beach front building on the market

Council to put beach front building on the market

Council to put beach front building on the market

First published in News

WEYMOUTH beach front could get a refurbished ‘new-look.’ Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s management committee agreed at their recent meeting to put the beach office building on the market for a 25-year tender.

The tender will have the conditions that it should be redesigned and refurbished and a report to councillors recommended that the existing toilet facilities were retained or replicated in the redesigned building.

The report also recommended that officers investigate the suitability of use of a small store in Victoria Street for use as off-beach storage and agree appropriate lease terms and that officers commission a design brief to inform the marketing and design process.

Director of Environment David Evans said that the tender process could cost £10,000 of staff time with no indication that the borough council would be better off from the exercise as they were already getting a good revenue stream from it.

But councillors went with the recommendations of the report to market the property.

Christine James said that if someone was coming along and said they wanted to do something to it that the borough council should be saying ‘great.’

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2:01pm Sat 14 Jun 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Director of Environment David Evans said that the tender process could cost £10,000 of staff time with no indication that the borough council would be better off from the exercise
Well it is only the taxpayers money and perhaps the staff have nothing better to do?
Have the councillors not heard the saying 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'?
Director of Environment David Evans said that the tender process could cost £10,000 of staff time with no indication that the borough council would be better off from the exercise Well it is only the taxpayers money and perhaps the staff have nothing better to do? Have the councillors not heard the saying 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 5

3:29pm Sat 14 Jun 14

arlbergbahn says...

i have an idea, my lord. Why not use it as a facility whereby the Public can get information on local facilities, services and tourist attractions? They could provide information about buses too, and perhaps earn additional revenue by selling items such as souvenirs. they could save 10 grand on Consultations then.
i have an idea, my lord. Why not use it as a facility whereby the Public can get information on local facilities, services and tourist attractions? They could provide information about buses too, and perhaps earn additional revenue by selling items such as souvenirs. they could save 10 grand on Consultations then. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 12

4:18pm Sat 14 Jun 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

arlbergbahn
No, that is too, too simple for the counsellors to grasp.
I just wonder if they already have 'someone' in mind who has already been chosen to win the tender?
arlbergbahn No, that is too, too simple for the counsellors to grasp. I just wonder if they already have 'someone' in mind who has already been chosen to win the tender? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 6

6:05pm Sat 14 Jun 14

cosmick says...

What about if we (w>p>b>c>) end up loosing money the counsellors make up the shortfall.
What about if we (w>p>b>c>) end up loosing money the counsellors make up the shortfall. cosmick
  • Score: 2

3:06pm Sun 15 Jun 14

weymouthfox says...

The council should be ashamed of themselves. Up to two years ago a local girl was running a successful cafe there, a facility enjoyed by local people and holidaymakers. The council forced her out and eventually had to pay £24000 in compensation.
WPBCs Property Services department are absolutely incompetent and have already lost us council taxpayers a considerable amount of money on this building. I have no confidence that they will not lose us a lot more money yet.
The council should be ashamed of themselves. Up to two years ago a local girl was running a successful cafe there, a facility enjoyed by local people and holidaymakers. The council forced her out and eventually had to pay £24000 in compensation. WPBCs Property Services department are absolutely incompetent and have already lost us council taxpayers a considerable amount of money on this building. I have no confidence that they will not lose us a lot more money yet. weymouthfox
  • Score: 5

12:42am Mon 16 Jun 14

oldbrock says...

cosmick wrote:
What about if we (w>p>b>c&gt
;) end up loosing money the counsellors make up the shortfall.
yes, after all this "austerity" and the masses being worse off, notice MPS and Councillors have never had their expenses cut, nor has it ever been suggested
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: What about if we (w>p>b>c> ;) end up loosing money the counsellors make up the shortfall.[/p][/quote]yes, after all this "austerity" and the masses being worse off, notice MPS and Councillors have never had their expenses cut, nor has it ever been suggested oldbrock
  • Score: 3

12:44am Mon 16 Jun 14

oldbrock says...

weymouthfox wrote:
The council should be ashamed of themselves. Up to two years ago a local girl was running a successful cafe there, a facility enjoyed by local people and holidaymakers. The council forced her out and eventually had to pay £24000 in compensation.
WPBCs Property Services department are absolutely incompetent and have already lost us council taxpayers a considerable amount of money on this building. I have no confidence that they will not lose us a lot more money yet.
they aint worried, they never have to be responsible for their actions or wastage of public money, just vote more on the council tax, which is becoming like a rent on your own paid for property, with less services to boot
[quote][p][bold]weymouthfox[/bold] wrote: The council should be ashamed of themselves. Up to two years ago a local girl was running a successful cafe there, a facility enjoyed by local people and holidaymakers. The council forced her out and eventually had to pay £24000 in compensation. WPBCs Property Services department are absolutely incompetent and have already lost us council taxpayers a considerable amount of money on this building. I have no confidence that they will not lose us a lot more money yet.[/p][/quote]they aint worried, they never have to be responsible for their actions or wastage of public money, just vote more on the council tax, which is becoming like a rent on your own paid for property, with less services to boot oldbrock
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

"Christine James said...."

That's all it takes for me to think stop!!
"Christine James said...." That's all it takes for me to think stop!! elloello1980
  • Score: 1

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