Bouncing up and down

LIKE many in the present economic climate, I have had to cut my cloth to make ends meet, and as I was bouncing up and down in my car on Canberra Road, due to its uneven surface, my mind meandered onto how I could save our district council some money.

LIKE many in the present economic climate, I have had to cut my cloth to make ends meet, and as I was bouncing up and down in my car on Canberra Road, due to its uneven surface, my mind meandered onto how I could save our district council some money.

As I approached the bend onto Windwhistle Lane, I was distracted however by two strange poles with fluorescent blue fish on their top, so much so that I pulled over to investigate.

Beneath these poles the craters on the road are so deep that it is now dangerous to drive in their vicinity. On examining these horizontal wind chimes, or are they a shrine to the sea I became puzzled that they may well not serve any purpose, when surely repairing the carriageway would.

I digress, save the councils money I said, and that is where I can offer some guidance. Hopefully, my suggestions will be taken on board and the ensuing savings may enhance the state of the roads, and keep 'Poppyfields', my fathers dementia care home, open.


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Firstly, abolish the town council, as however meaningful and well intentioned they may be its influence over the North Somerset Council is negligible.

Secondly, to save, admittedly over a number of years, millions, stop the move to Castlwood and keep North Somerset Council in Weston.

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Thirdly, stop the ethical and politically correct footpaths and dropped kerbs in areas where nobody walks, diverting funds to roads which now resemble the surface of the moon.

Finally, and most importantly, whilst all councillors meet for a jolly up on a regular basis in Weston, stop all future representatives living in outlying areas such as Clevedon, therefore saving a fortune on travelling expenses.

I may not be an accountant but these suggestions would save our representatives millions. Maybe then the roads would return to a decent state and Poppyfields, whose petition to stop its closure, now amasses to over 7000 names, and would remain open.

ROB HEAL

Locking Road, Weston

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