"WE want everyone to be involved in getting Burton booming" were the words of a council leader as he vowed to listen to the entire community about how to spend cash received from the sale of its plastic skating rink.
Julian Mott, leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, vowed to work with all political parties and people across the town to work out how to spend £20,000 that now fills the authority coffers thanks to the sale of the controversial tourist attraction.
Councillor Mott said no decision had yet been made on how the cash will be allocated, but he wanted to now include 'everyone possible' to help draw up plans to help Burton attract new visitors.
He said: "I can confirm that we have now received the £20,000 payment for the ice rink.
"We have not yet decided how to spend the money but we are more than open to suggestions on how to use the cash.
"The council wants to work with everyone in the borough and people across all political parties to come up with ideas that will help to boost the town.
"We want a town that is vibrant, brings in new visitors and makes people want to come back.
"We will not rule out anything and would urge anyone with ideas to get in touch and tell us what they think.
"It is in all of our interests to make this town a success and we want everyone to be involved in getting Burton booming."
Last month the Mail revealed that the plastic ice skating rink which cost Burton taxpayers £41,000 has been sold for £20,000.
The news came only a matter of weeks after it was put up for sale by the newly sworn in Labour leadership at the authority.
A Freedom of Information orchestrated by the Mail previously revealed it had run at a loss for the second year running.