WITH reference to your coverage of the St Mary-in-the-Castle debacle, I found a ‘report to cabinet’ about the White Rock Theatre.
From Hastings Borough Council dated June 11 2007, it reads: “The current value of the contract is £419,297 management fee and £89,396 maintenance fee (inflation adjustments will be added later in the year). The cost to the council of operating the theatre prior to 2002 had been approximately £750,000p.a. The contract with CCE/LN saved the council £250,000p.a.”
Then I got déjà vu, all over again.