Sunday, December 02, 2007


Clegg and Huhne at The Tower

Great excitement today as Lib Dem leadership candidates Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne visited Winchester for an "informal" hustings. The candidates (pictured here with Lib Dem Euro candidate Catherine Bearder) addressed a packed meeting at the Conservative County Council-threatened Tower Arts Centre.

This Friday (7 December) is County Council Leader Ken Thornber's "Decision Day" for The Tower. Current plans from the Tory administration at the county are to cut the staff and budget for The Tower, effectively closing it as an integrated arts centre for local people.

Hampshire residents wanting to save this unique centre should e-mail the Leader of Hampshire County Council before Friday and also ask their local county councillor to oppose the cuts in staff and funding.

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