The council was unanimous

You have reported that Barcode has been saved by the combined efforts of young people, Lib Dem and Labour councillors and the Mercury

You have reported that Barcode has been saved by the combined efforts of young people, Lib Dem and Labour councillors and the Mercury.But I have read elsewhere that the council was unanimous in the vote to keep Barcode open - so, presumably, Conservative councillors also voted in support. Why, then, exclude them from your acknowledgement? If this was because the Conservatives had previously expressed concerns about the escalating costs then, as a local council tax payer, that is exactly what I would expect all councillors to do on every occasion. I shall be voting for any councillor who can assure me of his/her support for the council tax payer. This will include looking carefully at every project to ensure that my money is being spent wisely. HOWARD BROOMHALL - Brangwyn Square, Worle* Editor's note: Lib Dem and Labour councillors supported Barcode throughout the campaign, looking for a positive outcome, while Conservative councillors questioned the official figures and suggested Barcode should be closed in favour of smaller youth clubs being opened across the town. It was only on the final vote, when the option of delaying a decision on the future of the site for 12 months was removed, that the Conservatives voted for it staying open.


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