Anger at delays over London Colney leisure project plans

A MONTH’S delay in councillors considering a report on the future of a leisure project in London Colney has prompted claims that the south of the district is suffering from indecision.

A report on the Cotlandswick leisure development scheme was to have gone to Tuesday’s meeting of St Albans council’s cabinet.

But it was delayed because a response from the parish council came in too late to allow portfolio holders to give full consideration before the cabinet meeting.

Lib Dem leisure spokesperson, Cllr Anthony Rowlands, said the Tory cabinet was “fully aware” of the dangers in delaying the project and went on: “It’s becoming crystal clear that they are looking for excuses to delay the project. London Colney, Park Street and other areas to the south of the district deserve better than this exercise in indecision.”

But portfolio holder for sport and leisure, Cllr Mike Wakely, said the delay was only because of a “very positive” meeting the district council had held with London Colney parish council.

Cllr Wakely added: “They wanted to take it to a full parish council meeting for their views which came back only just before the cabinet meeting.

“It doesn’t mean that anything has happened. It takes time to get together and I am really pleased that we consult fully.”