The Greenhill Community Trust C.I.C. (GCT) were offered a thirty year lease by the Council which was officially endorsed on 11 February 2019. As soon as we were able, on 23 February 2019 an email was sent with a draft licence to the Weymouth Bay Sea Swimmers C.I.C. (WBSS) offering them a six month licence from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 for their approval, as their current licence ended on 31 March 2019.
We fully explained the reasons that a 6 month licence was being offered as this was to give the newly formed GCT the chance to plan for the future. A chance that we hadn’t had at that time due to the lease only being made official on 11th February 2019.
WBSS never agreed the draft licence even though they were reminded on numerous occasions. GCT were, therefore, unable to finalise the licence, so we took appropriate action following the advice of our solicitor.
The GCT directors are dismayed and appalled at the way the WBSS directors have fuelled the frenzied on line attack against the Trust.
Let us be clear we have always recognised and supported the importance of the changing/bag storage facility situated in a temporary hut within the two-tier grade 2 listed building. We wanted to maintain this hence why we offered the 6 month licence.
We have followed with utter disgust remarks made by WBSS directors and members of their organisation many of which are unfounded and very personal, aimed at people who are caring, responsible, professional volunteers who are members of the Weymouth community. We have read their total lack of respect for the Trust, they have twisted the contents of emails, letters and conversations in an attempt to discredit us. What they expected to gain from this, we are at a loss to understand!
They have proved by their outbursts on social media that the relationship we had has now irretrievably broken down.
The Directors of The Greenhill Community Trust C.I.C.