No more town council
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.
- 1 Rising costs see refill store in Letchworth close for good
- 2 Two men from North Herts wanted by police for failing to attend court
- 3 Family's car window smashed in overnight criminal damage
- 4 Stevenage store wins Opticians of the Year award
- 5 Henlow pub landlord calls last orders on annual beer festival
- 6 Celebrating 50 years of Stevenage's Fairlands Valley Park
- 7 All the Thameslink routes which will run during the early October strike
- 8 Missing 16-year-old from Letchworth found 'safe and well'
- 9 Motorcyclist 'breaks leg and knee' in Stevenage crash
- 10 Man dies following medical episode at Stevenage Cineworld
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