I am replying to the letter submitted by D. Page (last week’s Eastwood Advertiser, letters) ‘Why did I bother with council visit’.
I had the misfortune to have to visit my council offices, and I too have come to the conclusion that all Labour councils are much the same in there attitude to the general public.
Ashfield District Council, based at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, have the same Parliamentary features as Broxtowe council chambers in Beeston, an elaborate building, including an expensive speaking system, the heating turned up to maximum, rooms everywhere, canteen provided, great ambience for council employees.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all work places had all this money spent to upgrade working conditions?
I was there to listen to my opposition to a planning decision that will disrupt and affect my life, but I could not voice my objection at this particularly important time in the proceeding.
This decision was left to mainly Labour councillors, some, who I believe, hadn’t taken the time to read my objections.
I too was made to sit at the back of the room and look at the councillors’ backs, very rude, or are they afraid we might be able to lip read?
I was brought up in a household that believed the Labour Party was for the workers of this country, if you bettered yourself it was due to the hard work you put in to it, not any more, it seems money talks.
When are we going to find councillors that can make their voices heard for us? I know of some Ashfield councillors that are not afraid to stand up and be counted and do not agree with the politics of this Labour council.
An Underwood resident