Below you will find the full transcript of our 20 minute interview with the Mayor of Southborough, Glenn Lester.
Has he reassured you that the new buildings will not look ugly, the library will have as many books and staff as now, and that the windfall cash from selling part of the Ridgewaye fields is being well spent? Do you agree that people voted for the demolition of the Royal Victoria Hall in last May’s election? Are you overjoyed that action to smarten up Southborough is at last in hand after 20 years of stalemate? Will we end up with a new and vibrant “heart” to our community?
I have finally found a way of uploading all the sound, if you prefer to listen:
Even after 20 minutes, lots of areas were left uncovered in our interview. Indeed we need to wait until the Planning Application to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is published in late May 2016, to know what is really set to be built. We intend to post a range of reactions to those detailed plans when we have them.
In the meantime, if you want to contribute any feedback on the interview to us, just email:
You can also make your feelings known by attending:
Tuesday 19th April 2016 7.00pm Southborough Town Meeting in the Community Centre Crundwell Road
Thursday 19th May 2016 8.00pm Southborough Society AGM at Christ Church Hall
Martin Webber & Anya Heilpern