Give us a chance
I REALLY must take Kevin Roache to task over his ridiculous statement when he said: "If 37,000 people were using the airport on a weekly basis it would not have closed."
I have watched all the money being thrown at Plymouth Argyle, the Life Centre and lately the Theatre Royal, but just because I don't use these facilities, I certainly would not want to deprive those of this city who do, and that would apply to libraries and museums also.
Yes, and before anyone says so, they give a service to the community, but given our terrible links to the outside world, there is a need to bring in investments, businesses and to create employment, which only an airport can possibly do. Just look how Exeter has thrived because of its connectivity with the outside world. Just ask yourself this question Kevin, if you were a businessman and wanted to set up a business in the West Country, where would you site it, Exeter or Plymouth – there is no contest. But an airport operating out of Plymouth could make a significant difference to our chances of getting those businesses to come here. Living in a lovely and scenic place is insufficient and the city council have got to realise that.
Kevin, the reason why the airport closed was yes, not enough people used it as you say, but would you travel to places where nobody wanted to go to? There is also not enough businesses to keep a regional airport like Plymouth open, but the airport was run purely for the benefit of these people, and not the rest of the population who perhaps wanted to fly to warmer climates. If all you got when you went to the cinema was horror films would you continue to go there – of course not.
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And as far as the incinerator is concerned, would you like it in your back yard Kevin, because as sure as hell I would not.
I believe it's only going to be a matter of time before people start going down with various diseases and complaints because of the filth that will be omitted from the chimney.
There is a question also, why was this facility placed in the dockyard, was it because in there nobody can see what's going on, or more to the point what is actually being burned?
No, and I agree with you Kevin in so much as that we have to do something about our rubbish, but why should we have to deal with other council's muck and why do it in the middle of 260,000 people?