I sorry that the art deco cinema in King Street next to the town hall has closed. It dates back to the 1930s. Labour promised to “stop” the redevelopment scheme.
But as Cllr Greg Smith said to the Council leader Cllr Stephen Cowan:
“You used to claim that the new Town Hall offices were “unnecessary” and made the unequivocal manifesto commitment that, and I quote, “we will stop this”. Are the offices going ahead? They are. Let’s pause and reflect on that for a moment: the man who claims he was paid to train people in negotiating skills, and brags about his prowess with developers, has failed to negotiate with… himself.”
You can spot the cinema in this British Pathe newsreel about a minute in.