HIPPODROME: Your article leaves me an uneasy feeling

PUBLISHED: 12:13 23 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:30 02 June 2010

THE article by Tom Jackson regarding the Hippodrome leaves me with the uneasy feeling that all is not well. It was clear from the start, that continuing with bingo and the cinema was not part of the Petrou brothers agenda for the building. However, havin

THE article by Tom Jackson regarding the Hippodrome leaves me with the uneasy feeling that all is not well.

It was clear from the start, that continuing with bingo and the cinema was not part of the Petrou brothers' agenda for the building.

However, having come in for public criticism for their precipitate action in closing that part of the operation they seem to have decided to lie fallow for a while until the dust settles.

Is it possible their long term agenda for the building doesn't include a future as an entertainment centre at all?

I could be wrong but my gut feeling is that property development for that prime site is on the horizon, possibly with the financial backing of a developer.

Otherwise why would they decide to close down as the result of talks with Fenland District Council which appear to have insisted on keeping the Hippy as an 'amenity for the people of March' as your article states?

Definitely something fishy going on and it's not wrapped in newspaper with chips!

REG KEMP

Scargells Lane

March


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