Darwen heritage centre plan is backed

This Is Lancashire: Coun Roy Davies Coun Roy Davies

ORGANISERS of a consultation event about a possible heritage centre for Darwen said those who attended were in support of the idea.

Liberal Democrat councillors from Darwen Town Council held the consultation on Monday at the Central United Reformed Church in Duckworth Street after complaints about a meeting at Darwen Academy last month.

Coun Roy Davies said: “We got a reasonable response and there were about 40 people who turned up. At the end of the day what we wanted to know was whether people wanted the heritage centre or not.

“The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this.

“And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.”

Coun Davies said the people who attended the meeting were in favour of the project.

He said: “People were supportive of having a heritage centre because they want something for young people to see how the town has developed over time.”

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3:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

louderfasterlonger says...

Well done Cllr Roy Davies.... this after anouncing in DTC Forum not a month ago that no-one in Darwen wanted a Heritage Centre.. not even his wife.
Well done Cllr Roy Davies.... this after anouncing in DTC Forum not a month ago that no-one in Darwen wanted a Heritage Centre.. not even his wife. louderfasterlonger
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8:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Unhappycyclist says...

A heritage centre would be great for the town, but why not the library. A much less expensive option than buying a dedicated building.

In councillor Davies words:

"The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this.

Councillors and "volunteer groups" tend to be self serving.

“And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.” he also said.

How many? Just wondering.
A heritage centre would be great for the town, but why not the library. A much less expensive option than buying a dedicated building. In councillor Davies words: "The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this. Councillors and "volunteer groups" tend to be self serving. “And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.” he also said. How many? Just wondering. Unhappycyclist
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11:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Kiwihead says...

It's the return of Captain Dog Toffee!
It's the return of Captain Dog Toffee! Kiwihead
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5:50pm Mon 10 Mar 14

pm1960 says...

Unhappycyclist wrote:
A heritage centre would be great for the town, but why not the library. A much less expensive option than buying a dedicated building. In councillor Davies words: "The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this. Councillors and "volunteer groups" tend to be self serving. “And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.” he also said. How many? Just wondering.
There has already been 2 x bids for a museum / heritage centre in the Library but these were turned down by the Heritage Lottery. Space was an issue.
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Surely a Library is better suited to being just that ?
[quote][p][bold]Unhappycyclist[/bold] wrote: A heritage centre would be great for the town, but why not the library. A much less expensive option than buying a dedicated building. In councillor Davies words: "The people who came were mainly from the volunteer groups around the town who know how to go about things like this. Councillors and "volunteer groups" tend to be self serving. “And there were a few other members of the public who turned up.” he also said. How many? Just wondering.[/p][/quote]There has already been 2 x bids for a museum / heritage centre in the Library but these were turned down by the Heritage Lottery. Space was an issue. * Surely a Library is better suited to being just that ? pm1960
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