WEST Sussex County Council has been criticised for failing to toe the corporate line at the new Grange Centre in Midhurst.
The register office moved from Capron House to the new Grange at the end of last month, taking with it the furniture from its old home.
And it is the ‘horrid, hideous old brown chairs’ which have been transferred to the foyer in the new building which have rattled town councillor Mark Purves.
He told fellow town councillors at a full meeting on Tuesday evening, the volunteer-led Rother Valley Together (RVT) group, which runs a day-care club for elderly people, had been forced to recover its chairs in the corporate colours of the new Grange community and leisure centre when it moved from the old building.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love the new Grange, I am a big supporter and I think it’s absolutely wonderful, but I am disappointed that West Sussex County Council have been allowed to get away with those horrid, hideous chairs, slap, bang wallop in the new foyer outside the new register office, when Rother Valley Together, were made to spend a fortune recovering their chairs in the corporate colours.
“The register office has not toed the line as RVT have been made to.
“Those four brown chairs are very incongruous, sitting there clashing with everything else and Rother Valley Together had to spend £1600 recovering theirs to match the colours in the new Grange.”