Is the Town Council on the Side of Ordinary People?

Written by Bob Burns on .

Sirs

I see that once again this local Council of ours is attempting to scupper or delay more commonsense proposals and I briefly mention just three:
 
Recently they objected to the arrival of Caffe Nero despite the fact that the cafe is providing good jobs and a service that many people, including visitors, are pleased with.    
 
Secondly, they have objected en masse to the proposed erection of a puffin crossing in Bridewell Street despite the obvious safety issues over many years faced by pupils, staff and visitors crossing busy Bridewell Street without the assistance of a crossing.  
 
And now, there seems to be some objection to the obvious benefit of four CCTV state-of-the-art cameras in the town, citing the need for further discussion and I believe the Mayor herself has called for a ‘big debate’ because of ‘emotional’ issues.   I suspect ‘kicking’ and ‘long grass’ might be looming, despite strong support for the scheme from the Police on our behalf and the wishes of the Chamber of Commerce.     

Yours

Bob Burns
Marlborough

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