On Saturday afternoon Torbay Liberal Democrats collected 201 signatures for our petition 'Keep Oldway for the People' in less than 2 hours in Paignton town centre.
The support from the people of Paignton was overwhelming. As soon as we had set up, a queue formed with people waiting to sign the petition. At one point in the afternoon, a petition board was circulating on its own as members of the public who signed the petition encouraged other people to sign too and to pass the petition on.
During the afternoon we heard fond memories from Paignton residents; some who were married at Oldway, some who used to work in the building and others who attending sports or social events at in the Mansion house. It seems that almost everyone who lives in Paignton has an Oldway story or memory.
Torbay Liberal Democrats have now collected more than 2200 signatures on our Oldway petition, but Oldway still scandalously lies rotting and so our work continues.
Thank you to all who attended and to the people of Paignton for your overwhelming response!