This week the Herald Express reported on the "'Scandal' of Paignton's Oldway Mansion". People are concerned that the work to convert the mansion into a private luxury hotel should have begun in January 2013.
Friends of Oldway describe "the total lack of updates and communication in the last six months." You can read the full article here.
Since it's closure, Oldway has continued to deteriorate. Liberal Democrat Councillor Doggett said, “We cannot allow this building to continue to deteriorate. The Mayor needs to ensure that action is taken in the near future to secure its protection.”
Keep Oldway for the People Campaign
So far Torbay Liberal Democrats have collected 1588 signatures for their 'Keep Oldway for the People' petition. We need to keep the pressure up on Torbay Council and we would like to get 2000 signatures and then hand them in.
1588 Signatures Collected / Target: 2000 Signatures
If you have not yet signed the petition, you can do so here:- http://www.torbaylibdems.org.uk/oldway
What can you do?
If you would like to help 'Keep Oldway for the People' please print off our petition and ask your friends and neighbours to sign. You will find people keen to sign once you tell them what the issue is.