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