"London: letter from branch says the project will be "reduced in scope" - whatever that means. I'm guessing they did not get the response they hoped for from their requests to congregations for more funds.
I do know for a fact, that the Bro responsible for the finances associated with the project has been sent home. If it were going ahead even "reduced in scope", his skill set would still be needed. The awake Bros I know locally do not believe the project will continue and the "reduced in scope" language is just a nonsense, like so much else they say nowadays as well!"
Do you know the brothers name in question who was responsible for the finances?
I hear there were hundreds at Chelmsford, it has been reduced to about 30 people. They cant really do anything else now, they are waiting for the redesign.
It was 80 acres, then last year they bought another 250 acres surrounding the site.
What will happen to all this land now?
I hear stories that it was a toxic waste site, but arent these stories always said by apostates whenever the society buys some land?
I know it was a scrap car yard, you can still see it on google earth, but that has all been cleared away now.
I would be very surprised if it is all cancelled like ten years ago when they were supposed to move to Milton Keynes.