Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Goodbye Home of the British Army
Had a very nice presentation tonight by Aspire who have a 35 year contract to improve the buildings in the Garrison and maintain and look after the running of it. The best part about the presentation was that unlike the 35 year contract, it was short and sweet.
There was lots of talk about providing local jobs and contracts with local suppliers, and becoming part of our community. So look out for a sponsored event by Aspire coming to town soon.
Many are very happy to see a huge portion of the Garrison's land being sold off and developed. But I am not one of them. Aldershot will no longer be "Aldershot home of the British Army" after all the land south of the Basingstoke Canal is sold it will be "North Camp bedsit of the British Army" albeit a very posh and trendy bedsit.
See http://www.aspiredefence.co.uk/ for more details.