Usually benefit nobody

PUBLISHED: 08:21 11 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 24 May 2010

THE anonymous letter mentioning the completion of Weston's attractive seawall in 1885 is a reminder of the amazing engineering feats of the Victorians

THE anonymous letter mentioning the completion of Weston's attractive seawall in 1885 is a reminder of the amazing engineering feats of the Victorians. It's interesting to speculate where we would be now, had progress continued at the Victorian rate. Yet it should be remembered that in the past local and national Government did much less by way of caring for their people and this left more resources for fine public works. It is alarming how much taxpayers' money is now wasted on complying with countless regulations from Whitehall or Brussels. The endless 'Health and Safety' regulations cost us dear and usually benefit nobody.Sadly, the ever increasing demands of our caring society and the neurotic obsession with regulation will mean that Weston doesn't get the necessary resources to do justice to Victorian vision. We will not be the only seaside town with that problem.ROGER H BROWNJocelin Drive, Worle

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