Letter to Nuneaton News – 14th March Edition
Well, given the furore over the Council budget I was astonished by the temerity of the Council leader to gloss over all the key issues and devote his very important column, last week, to just remind us how lucky we are to have a free green bin.
His column appeared to show real consideration for resident`s concerns, in formulating this very important message, which is totally at odds to the fact that all the elected labour councillors (voice of the people?) appeared to give little consideration to resident’s views on the proposals, by voting the budget through en bloc. There were many reasonable options on the table, which were totally discarded, because they came from the minority parties and, of course, it is impossible for the public to engage in any meaningful debate. Still, from my observations, it was true to form, given the way that this council leadership poorly executes it`s business, unwilling to constructively consult and totally oblivious to the real needs of the majority of residents.
Predictably, he could not resist having a pop at some local parties, calling them hypocritical, responsible nationally for cutting grants to Nuneaton and Bedworth, then making such a clamour when cutbacks have to be made. I suggest that the `clamour` was about the poorly informed, lack of consulted choices that were made, not the fact that there were cutbacks.
So, when our towns are completely subsumed by uncontrolled building developments, roads are grid locked due to poor infrastructure, town centres are `no go` ghetto areas and we are wearing smog masks due to diabolical air quality, we can take solace knowing that we have free green bins, what a legacy!