We should be told of Scunthorpe Baths Hall finances says Peter Blake of Saxby
TWO recent Scunthorpe Telegraph articles caught my eye. Both concerned monetary profit in one form or another.
The first was a representative of the company attempting to erect wind turbines on Horkstow Grange telling us the area will gain £37 million if the scheme goes ahead.
Who gets this money and over what timescale was not made evident?
No doubt some local contractors will benefit but it will only be for a very short time and will only concern fencing and some ground work, the technical side will all be done by outside labour so any monetary gain to the area will be very shortlived.
The big winners in any such developments are the wind farm companies and the land owners, the rest of us are left with fields full of ultra expensive, inefficient mobiles placed there to assuage the conscience of people who truly believe that these machines can make a difference to their “carbon footprint”.
My second gripe is the Baths Hall. We are told that any profits made at the venue will go to North Lincolnshire Council but no-one tells us if there has been any such profits.
Our money was used to build it and every year £500,000 of our taxes is given to that management company for running costs. We should be told of any profits or losses.
The council employees are voted in by us, employed by us, paid by us and pensioned by us.
We should be allowed to know the financial state of this and indeed all other venues. - Peter Blake, Main Street, Saxby-all-Saints