Concerned

Open letter to the Chairman of Flax Bourton Parish Council (North Somerset Times October 18: And then there were just three"). It is self evident that the sequence of resignations of four parish councillors must call into question the efficiency of the

Open letter to the Chairman of Flax Bourton Parish Council (North Somerset Times October 18: "And then there were just three"). It is self evident that the sequence of resignations of four parish councillors must call into question the efficiency of the administration of the council. As a concerned local resident, and former councillor myself, I have been shocked to hear of yet more pathetic reports to the Standards Board of councillors' supposed misdemeanours, and complaints from councillors about the lack of communication. I would have hoped the council would devote its combined energy to vital local concerns such as the availability of grants for the provision of public amenities. What about the imminent disposal of the late Lord Wraxall's land within the parish boundaries? Has our council fully investigated the possibility of the acquisition of the fields linking the two parts of our divided parish? And are they investigating how the Wraxall estate's agents are able to advertise the sale of 106 acres of our precious Bourton Combe for a mere £175,000, when the Avon Wildlife Trust had tried to raise the million or so required for its preservation?In contrast to some other local parish councils, the activities of Flax Bourton Parish Council appear to be shamefully inadequate. The public noticeboards perhaps display a symptom of the malady. They only very infrequently give information about council meetings, and the list of the names and details of current councillors is many months out of date.Bryan ScottVia e-mail


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