Council's real agenda

PUBLISHED: 13:51 10 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:42 24 May 2010

I ALWAYS read the letters in your newspaper with a mixture of enthusiasm and pessimistic resolve. The former generated by the freedom our citizens have to express publicly their dissatisfaction with North Somerset Council, and the latter because the devio

I ALWAYS read the letters in your newspaper with a mixture of enthusiasm and pessimistic resolve. The former generated by the freedom our citizens have to express publicly their dissatisfaction with North Somerset Council, and the latter because the devious council will statistically excuse themselves and ignore it, as always.Having had previous experience of similar councils' mismanagement destroying provincial towns, I feel it is time to awaken the people of Weston to this council's real agenda. Put simply, it really doesn't matter to the council what businesses go under because it is in the council's financial interest to have residential buildings in place of these businesses. It is then guaranteed a direct and regular income from increased council tax.I have seen this happen more than once in the Midlands and, in each case, the quality of life has deteriorated beyond imagination as the towns' infrastructures crumbled under the intolerable extra weight of extra population and the lack of local income to support it long-term. Employment obviously falls in direct proportion. I urge the people of Weston to make direct protest to the council. In France, for example, such ineffective councillors would be afraid to walk the streets but, while I do not condone such displays, if nothing more concrete than 'a letter to the newspaper' is proposed then Westonians will end up with the town they didn't deserve. There are masters of local enterprise. Mr Nightingale is but one example, who might be keen to front some form of Campaign for Council Action before the councillors all retire early to Spain, having been subsidised from canteen food to car parking, on better pensions too, all paid for by us.A PAUL Montpelier East, Weston

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