Letter: Tremendous cost of works at Arts Centre

The Arts Centre is a wonderful asset to Pocklington and district, but £500,000 is a tremendous amount of money to spend on part of the building which has deteriorated over the years.

Apart from the £70,000 , taken from reserves, for the under-estimate of building costs which are reported to have “suddenly escalated in the last few months”, the council omitted to report that the additional ratepayers’ contribution is a loan for £100 ,000 plus interest, taken out over the next 25 years.

The hard working staff and the Friends of the Centre deserve all the support that we can give them to recoup this amount of money.

Les Waby

Betterton Court, Pocklington