The febrile frenzy within the Conservative Group leading up to the ousting of Roy Bullock as Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council was followed by soporific stupor under his replacement, Bob Atwood.
The establishment of the Advisory Panel was intended to take the heat out of the civic complex debate.
One objective of the Town Plan should be to, according to the panel:
Position the town as the cultural heart of West Kent and East Sussex (the west Kent
equivalent to Canterbury in the East)
The suggestions to move the museum to the police station building and upgrade the library building again show a poverty of vision. Recently I visited Ludlow, a town of great character. It has a modern library and museum resource centre.
In Tunbridge Wells, the aspic brigade is besotted with buildings. The nettle must be grasped. Form should not dictate function.