Deputy leader of Westminster council resigns over £6m cost of Marble Arch Mound

The deputy leader of the conservative run Westminster City Council has resigned after the total costs for the Marble Arch Mound, dubbed the worst tourist attraction in London, nearly doubled to £6 million.

The newly built tourist spot opened as a free attraction this month after initially opening to a flood of criticism which the council called “teething problems”.

The council’s leader, Rachael Robathan, said in a statement today that her deputy Melvyn Caplan had resigned with immediate effect after a “totally unacceptable” rise in costs.

Adam Hug, the Labour group leader Westminster council gave James Dickman his thoughts.

Council leader Rachael Robathan accepted her deputy’s resignation “with regret” and Westminster council also say a review to “understand what went wrong and ensure it never happens again” is under way.

Tanya Francis 13th August 2021

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