Cornish stadium is a once in a lifetime opportunity
10:56am Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Letters
IT seems not a week goes by that we are not subjected to Tommy Bray’s spiteful and ill-informed objections regarding the proposed building of a stadium for Cornwall.
He seems to think that because he would not use it, nobody else should!
He goes on about it being a democratic decision – there is nothing democratic about a small bunch of anonymous councillors making a decision on behalf of the many thousands who would be ecstatic to see such a facility come to fruition.
What an opportunity for our future youngsters to have a state of the art facility to hone their skills at any sport they choose. Dicky Evans (Cornish Pirates owner) has brought top class rugby to our doorstep by ploughing many thousands of pounds of his own money into the club and who knows, one day the Cornish Pirates just might field a team entirely made up of Tommy Bray’s beloved Cornishman!
As I understand it Mr Evans has offered to run the proposed stadium for the first ten years at his own expense. To accuse him of going to the council with his begging bowl is the ultimate insult.
They are desperate to progress to premiership status, but are denied because we do not have a suitable venue.
Are we to allow this once in a lifetime opportunity to pass by and as sure ‘as eggs are eggs’ slip back to Camborne v Redruth being the highlight of the rugby calendar.
How many more times are we to sit back and watch the council make a complete and utter hash of things?
Tommy Bray goes on about the two multi-millionaires in our midst, take it from me there is only one creditable person with the foresight and clout to help see this to fruition.
Oh, and before I get accused of being an outsider, I was born and bred in this county and have paid my taxes continuously since leaving school in 1965 and am sure like countless other thousands would rather my taxes spent on a stadium than the ridiculous salaries paid to these decision makers.
Colin Kemp, Marlborough Crescent, Falmouth