Keep Oldway for the People

1771 signatures

(10th January 2016)

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Many people are concerned that the work to convert the mansion into a private luxury hotel should have begun in January 2013. The costs of maintaining the grounds and the buildings are falling on local council taxpayers or being taken from a fund set up following the sale of the Fernham nursing home and Fernham woods to McCarthy & Stone. Meanwhile new costs have fallen on taxpayers for accommodating services previously housed at Oldway, while rent-paying tenants have been evicted. 

Petition to the Mayor:

I, the undersigned call upon Torbay Council to Keep Oldway for the Public by setting up a Community Trust and inviting applications for Trust members to take over control of the Oldway Estate.

324 signatures

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  • signed 2015-12-17 22:53:59 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 21:52:32 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 18:24:25 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 17:46:59 +0000
    Typical apathy by Torbay council in not maintaining Oldway Mansion It was after all a gift from the Singer family. Torbay council continues to let our heritage deteriorate , and Torbay falls yet further into a place of utter degeneration.. Having moved and worked here 56 years ago I am now ashamed to call Torbay my home. What was a vibrant and clean place to live and work, with two way traffic down Torquay’s main street is now dying on it’s feet.

    Badly repaired roads, rapidly deteriorating number of shops, and little choice in them to make people spend what money they have.
  • signed 2015-12-17 17:12:48 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 15:39:47 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 14:32:57 +0000
    It should never have been sold it was given to the people of Torbay not the council
  • signed 2015-12-17 14:22:35 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 11:52:27 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 09:55:59 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-17 08:49:06 +0000
    thank you for giving the opportunity to sign this petition and voice my disgust at the Council’s neglect of Oldway.
  • signed 2015-12-17 00:42:31 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 23:52:24 +0000
    Please look after this very important building, for the people of Torbay. Let Trust members take care of this valued, beautiful significant Mansion to be restored to its true beauty again !
  • signed 2015-12-16 21:46:25 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 21:35:54 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 21:22:47 +0000
    instead of making the most of this iconic building our clever council just want it to rot so they can bulldoze over Paignton people once again
  • signed 2015-12-16 19:27:15 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 19:20:07 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 18:55:00 +0000
    How have successive councils in Torbay allowed this absurd and potentially ruinous situation to develop? If the council feels itself no longer able to take control for ideological reasons, then it should clear the way for others that will. By continuing full funding for maintenance of the grounds and security arrangements, the council should immediately support alternatives to the clearly failed Akkeron bid.
  • signed 2015-12-16 18:51:57 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 17:59:18 +0000
    It’s bad enough that Oldway was sold & shut down. Now it’s being left to deteriorate. That’s the Torys for you especially our useless Mayor.
  • signed 2015-12-16 17:57:15 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-16 17:35:22 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
  • signed 2015-12-16 17:33:57 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 17:11:07 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 17:04:21 +0000
    This is a disgrace. Give it back to the people – look after it – value this marvellous building and cherish it.
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:54:45 +0000
    Totally agree
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:53:00 +0000
    The state in which Oldway Mansion has been left is a disgrace, this building should be the jewel in the crown for Torbay with the beautiful staircase & ballroom etc. Torbay Council you should be ashamed of yourself!
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:48:16 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:39:49 +0000

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