There is undoubtedly more footfall in Scaffoldshire Place. Crucially, the new building provides eco toilets and is fully accessible to the disabled. The castle includes a hill. This is wildly impractical and not DDA compliant. A new, modern, fit for purpose castle could take up some space in the oversize monument to the county council's inflated idea of its own importance. It might also stop some of the echoes in the emptiness. Importantly, such a move would also free-up an elevated site for housing, which would mean that, for once, we wouldn't have to build new homes on flood meadows. The annual Shakespeare festival could still take place, in one of the committee rooms.