|White Elephant of a Conference Centre
Can the Council make a profit out of Lampton Conference Centre
One of the agenda items at the 21 September meeting was a motion on the recent decision of Labour Councillors to market the Lampton Conference Centre despite this not making financial sense according to the Conservative Group. The motion exposed the folly in marketing the venue as a report that went to Executive in July made it very clear that this will cost money.
Councillor Mark Bowen, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:
“Both Councillors Sharma and Cadbury have said that this will generate income. This is not the case according to its own report. It is no wonder that the Labour Group have refused to have a discussion about this matter.
"In the current climate, it is ridiculous to proceed until they can demonstrate that this will not cost the taxpayer money.”
Councillor Ruth Cadbury, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group said:
“The Conservative Group have always been ideologically opposed to the Lampton Park
Conference Centre, and mothballed the building whilst they were in the Administration,
The Lampton Park Conference Centre is the only venue in the Borough of Hounslow able
Not to market this building to maximise its use, and therefore its income, is a total waste
September 29, 2010