It has been noted by many members of Whitehill Online about how quickly the new Aldi Store in Kidsgrove is currently erected. The Aldi Kidgrove Store however maybe a blessing to many Kidsgrove shoppers, but have Newcastle Borough Council (NBC) been totally honest about their intentions?
It seems hard to believe but Whitehill Online can exclusively reveal that the price paid for the small piece of land (just off the A50, Kidsgrove), was a massive £500,000.
This is a substantial amount and it does have to be asked if Aldi really think this investment in Kidsgrove is really worthwhile?
Sadly I think we can all guess that Kidsgrove will see very little of the £500,000 received, as Martin Bentley (local resident as well) says that the money will be used to plug the gaps in the general wider budget. This maybe fine but why is it that the Labour controlled cabinet at NBC seemed able to guarantee spending £80,000 locally of a similar land sale in Wolstanton?
We all know that Kidsgrove has various needs, but Whitehill Online believes that a figure of around £80,000 in the local area could pay for a Cricket Wicket to be installed at Birchenwood, CCTV in the local area and pedestrianise of Market Street, Kidsgorve.
This is open space that belonged to the people of Kidsgrove and why is it that NBC seem so reluctant to let the residents of Kidsgrove benefit?
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