Taken from Liverpool Echo letters page 1st September 2006
Back on course?
WITH just a few months to go before the start of our 800th birthday celebrations and 16 months before the launch of our European Capital of Culture year, I wonder whether the current calm after the storm caused by Robyn Archer's departure is a sign that plans are back on course?
The next two years arevital to the continued renaissance of our city and at this late stage it is encouraging to see the greater engagement of local communities and arts and cultural organisations within Liverpool.
It is now more important than ever that everyone involved in 2007 and 2008 pulls together and that the veil of secrecy that has so often shrouded events is removed.
Cllr Steve Rotheram,
Labour spokesperson for leisure, sport and culture