I am deeply disappointed that the SWLEP has confirmed the reallocation of the People Friendly Salisbury Scheme funds to Chippenham.
I raised concerns about the reallocation of the £1.3m to the leaders of Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Council and to John Glen MP before Christmas and was met with dismissive responses and false promises.
This whole situation has highlighted the absence of leadership and partnership working across Salisbury and it is the residents of Salisbury that suffer from their incompetence.
I was advised that there would be ‘enough time to come up with flexible solutions to approve and implement the complementary measures.’
Instead, the loss of confidence in a scheme thrust upon Salisbury without adequate consultation or buy-in has pushed investment to elsewhere in Wiltshire - whilst costing an extraordinary £412,000!
The political fallout and Conservative Party split is indicative of the mishandling of this issue, at a time when we should be facilitating the move to cleaner and greener city.