Conservatives call for group to tackle Cube crisis

Leader of the Conservative group on Corby Council, David Sims, pictured with the town's MP Louise Mensch, who is calling for an opposition-led working group to tackle the Cube's financial and design problems
Leader of the Conservative group on Corby Council, David Sims, pictured with the town's MP Louise Mensch, who is calling for an opposition-led working group to tackle the Cube's financial and design problems
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The Conservative group on Corby Council is calling for an opposition-led working party to be set up to help put right the on-going crisis relating to the Cube’s finances and design.

The call comes following the announcement by the council that a further £500,000 will be needed to fit out the unfinished fourth floor.

Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr David Sims, said, “We are fiercely proud of Corby and we really do not like seeing the town’s reputation dragged through the mud each and every time yet another problem is revealed.

“Despite the massive financial and design issues, we want to see the Corby Cube project come good. That is why we are calling for a working group, led by the opposition, to be set up to try to find a way forward and put the various issues right.

“There has been plenty of news about what went wrong with the Cube but what we are now interested in is how it can be put right.”

A report recently released to the public also shows that the Rockingham Triangle Stadium Project is significantly overspent and has failed to meet the original design specification.

Conservative Councillor Rob McKellar, said, “We are all passionate about Corby and its surrounding villages and that is why we need to find a viable solution now.

“The Conservative group is putting this proposal forward to try to bring the people of Corby the Cube building that they were originally promised.

“We hope that by taking lead on the project we will be able to ensure that this is achieved and give local people the long overdue building that they can be proud of.”

The Conservative proposals are expected to also form part of their new 24-point transparency policy which is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

The requests for additional spending on the Cube and Rockingham Triangle are to be debated tonight (Tuesday, July 12) by members of the council’s One Corby Policy Committee.