LETTER: Argument for retaining Wimborne TIC
IT was apparent from the secretive way the executive made their initial decision that there was no chance of any further consideration of the closure of the Wimborne Tourist Information Centre.
This does bring to the fore the attitude of the parties involved :-
1. The executive, in common with many unelected authorities, used statistics to allegedly prove a point, without asking the question, do they apply locally. I don’t think so, and I would like them to prove their point. If statistics are important, I would suggest that 100 per cent of Wimborne residents feel the TIC is important, to both them and visitors.
2. One would have thought that the council’s resources committee could see the benefit to Wimborne of the Information Centre, in promoting tourism, which Dorset finds so important. The fact is that the council’s resources committee does not have any members on board who represent Wimborne. Just shows where their thinking was pointing.
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3. The arguments put forward by the executive, in their Ivory tower in Christchurch, just show that they are only interested justifying their decision, without being called to task.
4. May I ask how important Wimborne is to the area, as the question raised on the Priest’s House Museum also appears to be a snub, particularly after Christchurch spent a considerable sum on the Red House Museum to keep it going as it is an important part of their town?
I see from your paper a week ago that Purbeck District Council are considering opening talks to become the third member of the group. If I was a councillor I would need to ask many questions as to what we would give up.