Tuesday, 1 April 2014

MEP calls into investigation into wasted taxpayers money in Equestrian Centre Court Case

West Midlands MEP has spoken of her delight that Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre have own their legal fight to be recognised as trustees of the site - but has called for urgent action to examine how much taxpayers money has been wasted in taking the charity to court.

The We Demand a Referendum Now MEP has been supporting the charity in their fight to secure a new lease.

Nikki Sinclaire MEP said,

"Naturally I'm ecstatic that the decision has been taken to recognise those running the charity as trustees.

This whole situation was ludicrous. A stubborn Council chose to spend taxpayers money on a legal fight, rather than sitting down and sorting this situation like adults.

This could have all been avoided, and would have saved public funds.

I'm thrilled that the centre can now look to a future. I now want a lease to be secured quickly to give the centre stability and I hope people will back fundraising efforts to restore the riding school after the Galley Common tornado. The work they do for the community is fantastic. So many parents have emailed me saying the riding centre had changed their children's lives.

We also need some urgent answers as to how much taxpayers money was squandered in pursuing this court case, and how much of the charities vital funds were used fighting this case."

As featured in the Nuneaton News: http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/did-lease-court-case-cost/story-20893280-detail/story.html