Published on Friday, 18th October 2019


Securing £3.5m as a five year sponsorship deal for the Spinnaker Tower was a triumph for the previous Conservative administration. Getting the money was hard work and then council leader, Donna Jones, did a great deal of work to get it over the line. I was there throughout and know what a close run thing it all was.


That deal expires next June. We asked about what the council is going to do now. What sticks in the craw is that the same Cabinet member who now wants a painted tower said at the time that ‘The Tories know the price of everything and value of nothing’ and that the tower must stay white no matter what the cost. Still from a taxpayer point of view, this U-turn is welcome.

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