What were they thinking?

What the hell were the council thinking of when they came up with the stupid catchphrase which adorns the new £1m pavement in front of the Spanish City?

‘Aaahh - the dome - it was the Taj Mahal to us.’

They might as well have put up a giant headstone reading: ‘Aaahhh - remember how good the Spanish City was before we wasted millions letting it die.’

As a teenager in the 1970s, I worked in the Spanish City dome. Over the years, I have watched with sadness as the building and surrounding area have slowly dropped to bits, while the council has wasted millions on consultants.

This merely rubs salt into the wounds.

Nigel Green

Whitley Bay