Councillor May Haines proposed the revamp last year and it was given the go ahead last week. However today, Poole council has decided to halt all plans and review the concerns raised.
“I have listened to the concerns raised about this essential business transformation initiative and, after further consideration, I have decided to set aside the scheme in its current form.”
A review of the project budget is being conducted, with a view to bringing forward a revised scheme at a reduced cost to the council, while still delivering much-needed improvements to customer access at the Civic Centre.
The revamp included spending £31,000 on furniture for its foyer and more than £55,000 on mechanical and electrical works.
Disabled access, baby changing facilities and new interview spaces for members of the public were also to be improved.
Chairman of the Poole Beach Huts Association, Bob Lister expresses his opinion on the original plans:
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