YOUR VIEWS: Disgusted by comments over Spalding Christmas Market

Spalding Christmas Market
Spalding Christmas Market

I was disgusted at the negative and unnecessary comment tweeted by Councillor Gambba-Jones about the Christmas market.

As a cabinet member on the district council, he should be well aware of the funding available to the town centre manager to put on events to try to entice visitors back into Spalding.

The council should be helping with these events, not sitting back and sniping.

As Mr Gambba-Jones drives to work and passes the eyesores of the old sorting office, the old Johnson Hospital and various other grot spots, does he not wonder why it is so difficult to attract visitors and quality specialist markets to Spalding?

As portfolio holder for place, it is his role to sort out these eyesores, which would go a long way to making Spalding more attractive to visit. He is hardly in a position to complain.

With council support like this, it is no surprise that the town centre manger left the role a year early.

Last week, I received an election flyer for the Spalding Conservative candidate for next year’s county council elections.

If the attitude of Mr Gambba-Jones is indicative of the Conservative group, then they can clearly not be trusted to work in the best interests of the county if they cannot be positive about their own immediate area.

This councillor owes an apology to the town centre manager.