Another little cut in funding, but for a concerned group, an important and needed service.
Mothers to be, have complained about the recent cancelling of many pre-natal classes.
Then we suffer a whole list problems including the Hospital issues and yet Sir Phillip is concerned that Jersey Heritage Trust are not given enough support ( for support read money ) Dundee informs us,
Quote from Sir Phillip,All these areas deserve the financial support and enthusiasm of the States. It was shameful that the Jersey Museum was forced to close last winter.
In the recent past over £3 million was spent on Gorey Castle, which took an incredibly long time to complete. St James scaffolding is costing taxpayers £15,000 a year and has become a landmark stuck in time. £600,000 to buy out the Duwk's a small fortune in restoring holiday accommodation that no one in their right mind would invest in to make some money. Also competing with private hotels that do pay taxes.
The Radio Tower Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey’s south-west tip, the Radio Tower is a striking observation tower built during the Second World War. Restored in the German modernist Bauhaus style,
The costing's of the work involved as one politician told me were scribbled on a small notepad and then given the green light. Does anyone have a clue as to how much it really cost being a modernist five star Bauhaus style no expense spared restoration. There are many others.
Sir Phillip mentions financial support, but should not that financial support be reasonable and enough to at least make sure that the islands wonderful Heritage is maintained to a decent but not extravagant level, and in these austere times the tax pound is treated with much care. Maybe he can tell us how much the radio tower's first class no expense restoration cost actually cost, as no-one else seems to know.
Jersey does have a wonderful Heritage both in buildings and character, but the way he views spending from public purse is indeed worrying.
Even the Jersey Heritage Trust who have to their credit, become more business like and efficient, closing the museum for the winter due to poor foot fall, is exactly the thing to do, in order to keep the all important public support.
Sir Phillip may get elected and then the money increases to JHT from the £2.3 million grant it now receives. Then other projects under the culture banner are brought forward.
No doubt Sir Phillip can pop around to all the disenfranchised groups and explain why their funding is being cut, but new finance is available for his historic interests. http://www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets