Veteran Vale of Glamorgan councillor and Penarth resident Maureen Kelly-Owen (Conservative Plymouth Ward) has now entered the public debate about the future of Penarth Pier Pavilion.
Cllr Kelly-Owen – who is stepping down from the Vale Council next month – has now emailed all senior Vale councillors, expressing her concern about the future of the Pavilion as follows :- .
15 Mar at 5:01 PM
I am deeply concerned about the future for the Pier Pavilion not least because its future is the most important part of the future of the pier itself.
It cannot be allowed to fail as a going concern.
The community of South Wales and the wider region, will find it hard to forgive those who allow this to happen.
A realistic, viable & sustainable solution must be agreed.
Maureen Kelly-Owen Plymouth Ward Member.
The former Mayor of Penarth Cllr Phillip Rapier is holding a public meeting at the Pilot Pub in Queens Road at 19:30 on Monday March 20th
Meanwhile Nicki Page – the Penarth PR executive who is organising a “rival” public meeting on Monday March 20th (at the Stanwell Baptist Church Hall in Victoria Road) has so far not acceeded to requests to cancel her clashing meeting.
It’s emerged that in 2012 Ms Page was involved in a scheme to “build and fund Wales’ first survivor centre for women with gynaecological cancer” to be called Ty Pili Pala (Butterfly House) .
Ms Page launched what she called a “Miss Moo La La” campaign using a logo of a cow wearing a brassiere in association with a registered charity called the South Wales Gynaecological Cancer Fund.
There was a ” Tiara and Tea” event in the Dorchester Hotel, London to “meet ambassadors and global representatives to support awareness of the challenges of gynaecological cancers“
In May 2012 there was a £540-a-table gala fundraising evening at the St David’s Hotel “in aid of Ty Pili Pala Wales’ First Survivor Centre providing medical and holistic services and providing support for women with gynecological [sic] cancers”.
The South Wales Gynaecological Cancer Fund says ” We support research into the treatment and causes of gynaecological cancer in South Wales. We also support the development of facilities to improve the care of women with gynaecological cancer. ”
Five years on – the proposed new centre has yet to be built. In the year ending April 2016 the South Wales Gynaecological Cancer Fund recorded an income of £1,100 and – notwithstanding its aims – spent nothing.