Fairfeld Petition censored, ignored or both.
19/04/2016 09:20:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
Last night at the Full Council meeting the “Save our Fairfield” campaign presented their petition asking for a phased refurbishment rather than a closure, allegedly for 2 years, but no-one I have spoken to believes this.
However, as Andy Hylton the lead campaigner started his speech we became aware that the live feed in the over-spill rooms in the Town Hall and the webcast had gone down, so his words were not heard by those who were supporting the campaign. Funnily enough the feed came back when Cllr Godfrey the councillor responsible for the terrible plan spoke next. Is this co-incidence or was it done on purpose. We will never know, but when Cllr Pollard and I asked for the campaigners’ speech to be repeated on camera, the request was refused.
I am really disappointed that those who bothered to attend the meeting who were in a side room and those who tuned in at home were denied the right to hear the opening speech in the debate.
It was obvious that the Labour administration weren’t listening and will continue on their ill-fated plan to destroy the Fairfield Halls as a community performance venue.