While I will not be making a post here until the summer has gone and the build has started as promised (again!) I think the following comment to the blog sums up the feelings of the majority of people concerning this “Charity” project…..
“Overall very disheartening, that a charity that operated by deceptive behaviour has been allowed to continue.
If the RSPCA stopped looking after animals and instead began building some fools errand of a visitors centre, there would be national outcry… But at least the RSPCA is creditable.
The HMP has lost all credibility, the one section of the project that was actively making a difference is shut.
The build has stopped for close to 2 years and management are saying it’ll only take 2 years to build… Well why isn’t it done yet?
What are they doing? And why hasn’t anyone publically left the project because of this?
One of the above comments draws a parallel to a football team. When results arnt met managers step down. When teams fail, players arnt sacked managers are. Why isn’t anyone being forced to resign? And most importantly who is policing this project and public money?
Who decided to spend thousands of pounds on yet another shed when the soul point of the project was to build a ship… This isn’t the Harwich Shed Project is it??
I so badly want to support this endeavour, to make this work. But the team in charge arnt doing anything worth while, there are no fundraising events, there are no sponsored efforts and nothing of any real note. And the only reason why the most productive side of the project is closing, is probably to coerce more money from a failing council, an easily fooled public and a sympathetic government. We are all being deceived by liars and cheats.
It was a great idea, and forever will be a great idea but only an idea. “