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 12:00:38 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:54:49 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:53:35 +0000
    Save Oldway for everyone.
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:48:21 +0000
    It is an absolute disgrace, I worked in Oldway in Social Services for some time and it is such a beautiful building. I cannot imagine how much money has been spent drawing up plans etc., having public consultations and companies willing to take on the work and nothing has been done. It was left for the people of Paignton to enjoy and is becoming more run down and will cost more and more to repair the longer it goes on. It is also a disgrace that the council are not communicating with the public on what has gone on.
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:16:31 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:06:08 +0000
    It’s a total outrage that this matter has run on for so long whilst this magnificent building crumbles. Even more outrageous is the fact that Torbay Council is showing (yet again) it’s ineptitude in dealing with local concerns in an open and communicative way. Not attending meetings, refusing to comment etc. shows their total distain for local opinions and a total lack of Council management.
  • signed 2015-12-16 11:00:17 +0000
    Something needs to be done urgently on this matter
  • signed 2015-12-16 10:53:14 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 10:47:43 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 10:38:19 +0000
    I’d like to see the contract with the developers. Torbay Council are such a shower there is probably no time limit to develop written in.
  • signed 2015-12-16 10:38:10 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-16 10:32:35 +0000
  • signed via 2015-12-15 22:39:43 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-15 22:23:56 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
  • signed 2015-12-15 22:23:26 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 17:06:34 +0000
    Get some tenants?
  • signed 2015-12-15 14:37:23 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 13:12:51 +0000
    Good Luck!
  • followed this page 2015-12-15 13:11:09 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 13:10:06 +0000
    Oldway must be saved and looked after and not allowed to fall into disrepair .
  • signed 2015-12-15 09:57:34 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 06:26:20 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 04:24:02 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 04:15:25 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-15 00:10:21 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-14 23:37:04 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
  • signed 2015-12-14 23:36:46 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-14 23:31:04 +0000
    save this icon of Torbay give it back to the people that the issac family gave it to in the first place.
  • signed 2015-12-14 22:07:14 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-14 21:53:43 +0000

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