No more town council

PUBLISHED: 11:20 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

Re Letchworth Garden City Town Council. I read the usual wordy comments from the members of the town council last week. (Chris Harlow some 500 words!). A vociferous articulate minority in Letchworth try to lead the town in a direction, which I suspect mos

Re Letchworth Garden City Town Council.

I read the usual wordy comments from the members of the town council last week. (Chris Harlow some 500 words!).

A vociferous articulate minority in Letchworth try to lead the town in a direction, which I suspect most of the citizens do not want to go.

Some recent events should be recalled because the whole unpleasant business is not how I see the garden city developing.

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister agreed to establish a town council because the required small number of signatures had been collected.

An election was held when the turnout was about half the number in a local council election. The local councillors may have been correct about the lack of need for a town council.

The town council is now casting about for premises, attacking the Foundation and costing ratepayers an unnecessary expense. I begrudge the £19.63 that I must pay for the town council next year.

I have been a resident of Letchworth for 44 years and I have never been asked if I wanted a town council.

I do not want a town council now nor previously.

Surely there is enough local representation with district councils, county councils, Members of Parliament and MEPs.

We also have free, ready and detailed access to the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation members and staff.

I would suggest that most people in Letchworth, now some 33,000, would like the town council dissolved.

Would it be possible, even at this late stage, to have a referendum for the residents of Letchworth to see if we, the residents, want a town council?

Richard Walsh, Howard Drive, Letchworth GC


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