January 8, 2015

I am pleased to read about the proposed Masterplan to regenerate Hartlepool town centre, albeit equally sceptical of its likelihood to be achieved. But whilst I welcome the intentions behind it, I will stand up for YOUR hard-earned and highly-taxed money to be spent wisely.


It would be fantastic if the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which has transformed many similar sites elsewhere, were to create a wider visitors complex at the Maritime Experience and Jackson’s Landing. Hartlepool’s historic ships and museum are...

January 7, 2015

Hartlepool’s Conservative candidate Richard Royal has backed calls to regenerate the abandoned Longscar Centre in Seaton Carew, but has urged caution over proposals to demolish rather than renovate the venue.


Royal has called on owners Capanac Leisure to push forward with their previous plans for the building, which has become an eyesore and a target for arson and low-level crime in recent years. He has confirmed that he will be writing to the owners for an update on their plans and proposals, whilst urging them to tak...

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