Boundaries

In the Times dated May 23, it is reported that town councillor Barry Walters has requested that North Somerset Council reviews the current boundaries and wards so that residents living in the Ashlands area of Portishead, aka The Village Quarter, pay their

In the Times dated May 23, it is reported that town councillor Barry Walters has requested that North Somerset Council reviews the current boundaries and wards so that residents living in the Ashlands area of Portishead, aka The Village Quarter, pay their council tax to Portishead Town Council rather than Portbury. This follows the news that 200 homes fall within Portbury's boundaries but are using the facilities of Portishead. I am amazed that this revelation was not discussed whilst Mr Walters was district councillor. However, whilst Portishead town councillors are reluctant to talk about the condition of the Portbury Hundred because "it falls outside the council's responsibilities", perhaps Portbury parish will be amenable to such a discussion. Could it not perhaps consider allocating some of the revenue from the Ashlands homes on its council tax precept towards improving the standard of this important highway?We cannot get Portishead councillors to act so perhaps Portbury should fight to retain their boundaries and who knows, they may use the money much more wisely than Portishead Town Council, which will no doubt waste it on re-painting bus shelters the right colour blue! As for potholes, the saga rumbles on as noisily as the cars as they negotiate the ever deepening rivets in our roads. By far the most dangerous are the holes at the bottom of Naish Hill which despite previous cold filling, are always visible but impossible to avoid on such a dangerous bend. Annette Hennessy - Albert Road, Portishead


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