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.

325 signatures

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  • signed 2015-12-14 21:53:43 +0000
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  • signed 2015-12-14 20:06:57 +0000
    This manor is part of our history in this area as well as representing the home of the Singer family, left so that it could be maintained and enjoyed by the public for generations to come. What is happening to this beautiful building is a disgrace..
  • signed 2015-12-14 19:17:01 +0000
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  • signed 2015-12-14 17:22:02 +0000
    Leaving this spectacular building to rot, it’s a bloody disgrace.
  • signed 2015-12-14 17:20:58 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-14 17:20:49 +0000
    Oldway should never have been sold in the first place! It was left to the people of Paignton by the Singer family. The fact this has dragged on for so long & the fact that Oldway has been allowed to fall into disrepair is a travesty! Torbay Council should be ashamed!!
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-14 16:51:42 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-14 16:33:44 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
  • @JuliaPearce1 tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-14 16:33:39 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands http://www.torbaylibdems.org.uk/oldway?recruiter_id=352
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-14 16:30:02 +0000
    Sign Adrian Sanders' petition to keep the Oldway estate in public hands
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