Holiday homework from the mayor

THE mayor of Weston has set the town's residents some important homework this summer - to report back from their holiday destinations

THE mayor of Weston has set the town's residents some important homework this summer - to report back from their holiday destinations with some ideas for the troubled Tropicana site.Mayor John Ley-Morgan wants as many thoughts as possible from people for what the crumbling seafront site could be turned into by taking inspiration from their holidays to seaside resorts in Britain and abroad.Cllr Ley-Morgan hopes holidaying residents will discover attractions which the town could modify or even copy for the Tropicana site.When he was installed as mayor last month he stated one of his top priorities would be to oppose the £25million plans to transform the site into an indoor leisure pool, hotel, cinema, skate park, bowling alley, restaurants, bars, shops and a children's play area.The company behind the plans, Henry Boot, has already struck a 'legal agreement' with North Somerset Council on the proposals but has promised to consult Weston residents on the scheme this summer.Cllr Ley-Morgan is also set to go on a fact-finding trip to Teignmouth in Devon to have a look at its seaside attractions.The mayor of the town, David Weekes, invited Cllr Ley-Morgan to have a look at its seaside play facilities called The Den.Cllr Ley-Morgan said: "We need to have as many eyes and ears everywhere, I will be making sure Weston town councillors are looking while they are away as well."I'm looking forward to the Teignmouth visit as it gels very well with what I am trying to achieve."We need to start looking outwards if we are going to increase the attractions Weston has to offer for visitors and residents.


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