Sunday, 18 October 2009

No say for tourism

When the area forums were setup a few years ago, the intention behind them was to provide a forum for local residents to discuss issues of concern and get more involved in local decision making.

Following recent stories in the paper’s and a range of comments locally around the theme of tourism, and in particular the closure of Glossop’s Heritage Centre and Tourist Centre I thought it would be a useful idea to discuss issues around tourism at the next forum and allow all the issues and concerns over the recent closure to be raised.

However despite suggesting the area I was advised that the topic of Coping throughout the Recession and planning community events won’t leave any time to discuss an issue that to my mind could at least help or provide some assistance to both of the themes for the area forum.

That said I still think the area forum will be worthwhile even if it is covering the same topic as was discussed at the recent central area forum.

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