Friday, 3 April 2009
I have just learned that our bid for lottery funds to build an interpretation centre for our Roman Circus has failed and have to wonder whether the disinterest shown in it by Colchester Borough Council during a recent planning application could have anything to do with it. After all, our council gleefully rubber stamped the segregation of the starting gates (probably the most interesting part of the whole circus) so that the public could not get at it in future. The pathetic terms for access that were agreed would hardly have demonstrated to the lottery board that we had any interest whatsoever in interpreting our heritage. What a golden opportunity - missed!