No you haven’t slept through winter and woken up on 1st April, that really is a question to be considered by Town Councillors at a meeting of the Leisure, Youth and Amenities (LYA) Committee this evening (Monday 13th December).
Following the launch, earlier this month, of a government competition to choose a town in the UK which will be bestowed the honour in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Councillors will be asked to consider whether Bradley Stoke should submit a bid.
The Journal understands that the item has been included on the agenda following an inquiry by a member of the public and, if supported, will see Bradley Stoke go head to head with the likes of Reading and Cheltenham in the contest for the honour.
Committee Chairman Cllr Robert Jones says he’s looking forward to the debate, telling The Journal:
“It’s an unusual topic and it will be interesting to see what my colleagues have to say on the matter. The fact that the public are coming forward to suggest we go for it shows how proud people are of the town and that in itself is something we should recognise.”
Published guidelines for the contest suggest the winning bid “should have supplied convincing evidence of their ability to welcome people into their areas and to provide, promote or facilitate access to a wide variety of places, activities and events.”
Cllr Jones however refused to be drawn on the chances of success, merely saying:
“We haven’t even agreed to make a bid yet! I wouldn’t want to pre-empt that discussion by commenting on our chances.”
More info: Agenda for tonight’s LYA Committee meeting [MS Word]
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