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I REFER to Robert Wilson’s letter, Evening News (January 11), and wish to correct his error.

The developer has paid for the reinstatement of the Open Air Theatre through the reinvested profits made from the first part of the Sands Development. Not the council, not the taxpayer.

The quote made by Cllr Broadbent and reported in the Evening News on Tuesday January 10 regarding the Open Air Theatre being built at taxpayers’ expense is therefore wrong and disappointing that a person of his experience has misrepresented that fact and possibly caused some misunderstanding for some.

Cllr Tom Fox

Leader of Scarborough Council

Town Hall

St Nicholas Street

Scarborough