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.

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  • signed 2015-12-16 16:39:49 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:16:59 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-16 16:07:12 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
  • @Dview99Shaun tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-16 16:07:08 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands http://www.torbaylibdems.org.uk/oldway?recruiter_id=466
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:06:15 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 16:04:21 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 15:21:56 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 14:32:20 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 14:21:25 +0000
    This building should be the pride of Torbay. It should never have been shut and neglected. I think it is disgraceful the way the council have treated it and are continuing to do nothing.
  • signed 2015-12-16 14:19:35 +0000
    IT WOULD APPEAR TO MOST PEOPLE THAT THE LACK OF ACTION ON THE PART OF THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CONTINUED DRAIN ON THE TAXPAYER, REEKS OF INCOMPETENCE ON THE PART OF OUR COUNCIL. ONE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT A FULLY DETAILED AND AUDITED EXPLANATION OF THE PAST HISTORY AND CURRENT SITUATION MUST URGENTLY BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC TO MAINTAIN THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES.
  • signed 2015-12-16 14:08:13 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 14:01:00 +0000
    Oldway used to be one of the ‘crown jewels’ of Torbay. although behind the splendour some of the administrative offices weren’t so glorious! Councillors should be less willing to believe plausible advocates of schemes they can’t hope to realise. No plan should be adopted until it is proved that the required funds are available. In the meantime the borough has a responsibility to keep the site in good order.
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:58:38 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:25:23 +0000
  • @tonybooth4 tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-16 13:19:23 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands http://www.torbaylibdems.org.uk/oldway?recruiter_id=79
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:19:06 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:14:39 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:04:55 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 13:00:35 +0000
    We got married in the beautiful Oldway Mansion nearly 20 years ago. Mustn’t see it disrepair. It’s very sad to see it ruin.
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:38:25 +0000
    We musnt let this fine building fall into disrepair
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:35:46 +0000
    “Keep Oldway for the People” – yes absolutely, but do bear in mind this needs to be financially sustainable and some redevelopment and/or commercial use may well be needed to be part of the overall solution…
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:33:45 +0000
    While the council are busy fussing about how people develop or update kitchens and bathrooms in individuals’ listed properties, they are further wasting our time and money with irresponsible lack of care and funding for the whole community’s interest in the wonderful Oldway Mansion property – that was willingly received and used when first donated by the dedicated owner/builder Mr Singer.

    Now it is just left to decay, in need of responsible funding and TLC, which it has certainly earned and deserved.

    THIS SHOULD DISCOURAGE ANY FURTHER MISGUIDED DONATIONS TO TORBAY COUNCIL.
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:31:45 +0000
    I have written three critical letters on this subject via the Herald Express but they have chosen not to print any of them. The first was in January 2014 when there were critical comments in the news about the developer. The council hide behind commercial confidence but I would support any movement which aims to expose the problems and ensure Oldway is restored as promised.
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:29:38 +0000
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  • signed 2015-12-16 12:27:12 +0000
  • @zleap14 tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-16 12:23:37 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands http://www.torbaylibdems.org.uk/oldway?recruiter_id=438
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:22:46 +0000
    Oldway cannot be left in a state of limbo to end up as a ruin or worse, we need to protect it for the people and for future generations.

    I will share this on Diaspora too,
  • signed 2015-12-16 12:12:03 +0000
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