Grants will be slashed heavily

PUBLISHED: 13:01 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

RE: CLERICAL Medical building, Clevedon. Whilst I am in favour of any savings the North Somerset Council can make, I believe that as we are in a recession this is a ridiculous time to enter into such a project.

RE: CLERICAL Medical building, Clevedon. Whilst I am in favour of any savings the North Somerset Council can make, I believe that as we are in a recession this is a ridiculous time to enter into such a project.

It is too expensive, seemingly not thought out thoroughly and too reliant on the sale of present properties and the letting off of other surplus capacity in such a time.

I understand the council has already a fairly large deficit in income over the next couple of years hence the proposed off loading of the Playhouse, museum and the terribly under-used Winter Gardens. How then can it justify a £14.6million loan added to another £2.5million loan for wheely bins? The present state of the roads caused by recent weather will result in a repair bill of possibly £2million.

North Somerset Council does not appear to have taken into account that whatever party wins the forthcoming National Elections Local Government Grants will be slashed heavily for 2011 and 2012.

The arrogance of the Weston elected councillors who voted for this move is beyond belief, particularly that of Peter Bryant who openly despises the electorate.

These councillors have ignored business people, local council i.e. Weston Town Council and even the advice of the local MP himself a Conservative.

They have chosen to follow the North Somerset Party line with complete disregard to their own electorate.

D A VENN

Pilgrims Way, Weston

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