Make centre happen

It is with great frustration and disappointment I note that the plans for the Bridge Centre in Bideford have been scrapped (“Shattered dreams for pioneering Bideford centre”, Gazette front page, September 5).

I believe this was a fantastic opportunity for our community that would have enhanced the quality of life of many in Bideford in a way that does not come along every day.

It is apparent from Sarah Howells’s article that there has been a level of confusion, misunderstanding and hearsay surrounding the handling of the application that would indicate to me poor communication and transparency on behalf of Torridge District Council and Redrow.

This opportunity deserves much, much more than that.

I would urge all parties involved to reconsider the decision taken and to take the necessary steps to work more closely together to see the realisation of a much needed, groundbreaking community centre.

Mrs R Wickes

47 Chanter Road

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