Cllr Simpson Laign seems to be developing a blind eye approach to questions that might embarrass her. At a recent Council meeting she was asked by Cllr Lynn Jeffries, “How long has Oliver House been empty, how much is it costing to maintain the building and when will it be brought back into use?”
The response was, “I have no involvement in decisions on the future of the Oliver House site. Property services and the Capital Asset Board are dealing with this and this is not within my portfolio area”.
Other “Cabinet” members just ask others to answer questions that they can’t deal with. But it appears that this £20,000 a year Labour representative just can’t be bothered.
It is disgraceful that Oliver House – like the Guildhall – has been empty for so long.
It is costing taxpayers thousands of pounds each month to maintain.
Taxpayers deserve an explanation.