Opposition councillors have called for the Marble Arch Mound to be put “out of its misery” and consigned to the dustbin of history.
Initially viewed as an ambitious sign of progress by Westminster City Council it not only went over budget but has also now been labelled as “London’s worst attraction”.
According to the Labour group of the council, the mound is “an international embarrassment” and urged for it’s removal.
However, Westminster City Council defiantly declared that the mound is now “drawing in crowds”.
Despite an initial budget of 2 million, it ended up costing £6m to build, a whopping 300% of budget, and with entrance fees dropping in August, due to plant deaths, it is unlikely to pay for itself anytime soon.
The mound itself has not been the first casualty of the fiasco, with the deputy leader of Westminster council, who had the responsibility for the project resigning due to rising costs.
“a major embarrassment to the Westminster Council who have lost £6m of taxpayers’ money”.
“It’s time to get rid of the Conservatives and put the mound out of its misery,”
The Labour group posted this on it’s website:
“drawing in crowds and supporting the recovery in this part of London, which is what we’ve always wanted and the reason we built the mound…We’re really pleased that 90,000 people have already visited… it’s a fantastic celebration of arts and culture, which are central to the City of Westminster’s unique role at the heart of London.”