It was meant to be a celebration.
LIVERPOOL WORLD HERITAGE SITE CELEBRATION, INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION PROJECT. Lottery funding was sought.
Instead it was thrown out of the water on 17th June by The Lottery Fund at first round pass stage, the very first.
The rejection is damning.
Committee considers the project to be too expensive. There was a lack of justification for the level of staff which the project was requesting and the committee were concerned that the level of grant had increased significantly since the scheme were given pre-application advice.
Committee were concerned that there was a lack of base line data relating to the current interpretive provision in the area. They considered some kind od audit would have been useful to illustrate where the gaps in provision were. This would havehelped the project to justify the range of activities which they wanted to develop.
Committee felt that there was a lack of rational behind the capital works which the project was to include. Why these items?
There was a concern that the grant funding would be used to contunue existing staff posts.
This is not very good really. Is our World Heritage Officer John Hinchliffe really up to the job? In fact is he a waste of space? Or is he part of the Development Cabal?
Joe Anderson should look at what he does and ask questions of where his loyalties lie.
Swing into Summer - You know it’s the ‘Silly Season’ when the weather breaks just in time for the school summer holidays and the national papers are full of cheap titillation ...