Something I learned at
last week’s Public Realm meeting is that
the Howbury deal is not totally fixed yet
because it awaits a rubber stamp at the cabinet meeting on 12th November.
The first time the subject came up on Bonkers was at the beginning of this month when an anonymous message was received. I have just received another.
It says that about a month ago, the Bexley Village Library supremo, Jonathan Rooks, allegedly one time prominent Conservative, now head of the local Greens, was holding forth in his library within earshot of the public. My informant says that he claimed to know the result of the Eco Computers/Communities/Learning (or whatever its name is today) bid and it would be announced a day or two later.
Eco Learning would run the Community Centre and he would run the library it was said. Probably Jonathan would make a good job of running the library but having managed to get hold of Eco Wotsits’ accounts back to 2008 I’m not so sure they are all they claim to be. Do you really want a company with County Court Judgements against them given preference over a proven group of volunteers who invest £100,000 a year back into the community?
The situation isn’t smelling any better than it did last week. Don’t forget the Howbury Friends petition.