Coun John O’Shea has asked us residents to tell him what we think of the proposal to fill in the Central Promenade and make it into a grassy bank.
Well, my view is that that is the most dull and boring proposal imaginable! It’s also a missed opportunity to make the Whitley Bay seafront an attractive and interesting place which residents are proud of and visitors will want to come to.
I understand that the Council considered a number of different options.
Why can’t they show us what those options are – with the costs – and let us decide which we prefer?
We probably won’t agree but our views should be the starting point for a decision-making process about the future of our seafront, not a last-minute and probably ignored contribution.
After all, we are the ones who will have to live with the decision.