Anyone find it a sad irony that the mental health charity, Castle Resource Centre, is closing due to budget cuts, at the same time as the quango-sounding Elephant & Castle Trust is to be revived - to the cost of £60,000 over two years - to provide 'services for the community'.
Why not plough the money into the Castle Resource Centre - an existing and valuable community service?
You ask why. I will tell you. Its because it sits on a nice piece of land ready for redeveloping. I bet you any money that within a year it is sold and a planning application put in.
The council are at it big time with private developers.
Is there a way councillors can make it a condition that all section 106 money made from the sale be paid to the Castle Resource Centre - wherever it ends up? Even if they need to realise the value of the land, the welfare of the patients should be paramount - and the centre should profit from the sale of their site.