Fear that marina could seduce town’s leaders
Sir – Judging from the recent letters and articles in the Herald, as well as opinions expressed by the Vision Group for Sidmouth, it is apparent many residents want to attract more young people to the town.
Sir - Judging from the recent letters and articles in the Herald, as well as opinions expressed by the Vision Group for Sidmouth, it is apparent many residents want to attract more young people to the town.
Anyone can see Sidmouth is ripe for it, as the popularity of folk Festival Week annually testifies.
But, after a few days, the seafront is left mainly populated by families with small children on holiday and the elderly.
Are our town leaders pulling in two opposite directions?
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Some are crying out for a marina, which would bring in affluent people and alter the life of Sidmouth drastically, making it even more seasonal.
Others want to see more social housing and more affordable housing, which bring their own difficulties. But, if we want a town full of life, with young people looking for jobs and to bring up their families, this is the one to go for.
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I fear the glamour of a marina will seduce many leading people and I don't think I shall like the new Sidmouth as much as the old one.