Plans to close Phoenix Court 'just plain daft'
BRISTOL'S Tories have attacked city council plans to close a popular customer service centre and relocate it to the Council House on College Green.
The proposal to shut Phoenix Court, in Bond Street South, near Cabot Circus, is part of a suggested radical reduction in the number of offices and buildings currently used by the local authority.
A report on the plans, which suggests selling off or converting 28 out of 35 council office sites, will be considered by the Liberal Democrat cabinet next week. It says the move would save about £40 million over the next 25 years.
But Conservative councillor Geoff Gollop said: "The notion of closing a perfectly functional facility – Phoenix Court – which is ideally located for most of its users is just plain daft.
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"I find the Lib Dem proposal to refurbish the Council House for this purpose surreal, as it appears to be an unnecessary and complex solution to an entirely imaginary problem.
"Officers have tried to justify the move on the basis that the existing central site is too popular. Frankly, this is bizarre."