Are ‘leaders’ fit to spend our taxes?
RE: Road repairs to be axed in £28m cuts? (Advertiser, October 23) YOU are giving us a choice, neither of which is acceptable. Instead, try comparing the roads of South Bucks with those of the rest of Europe, or even some of the Third World countries.
True, this summer there were extensive local roadworks, perhaps better described as cosmetic tarting up – or should it be up-tarting?
Compare our level of taxes, national and local, with other countries and see if maybe they almost all do a better job of spending our money.
Is the competence of our ‘leaders’, national and local, the real question?
ERIC WAGNER Disgruntled of Gerrards Cross
and Buckinghamshire County Council to be scrapped. They are failing the residents, failing to maintain roads, pavements, footpaths, etc, failing to maintain services in general. In fact the only thing they are maintaining are their own salaries and pensions and, of course, their iPads.
ROBERT BASTIN (address provided)
council spent in total on advice and legal fees in relation to the Holy Cross Convent site, especially on the appeal against a decision they were not happy with.
I wish I had the funds to take legal advice and fight the parish council on this ruling, but I don’t. So the local paper and elections are where I will voice my opinion. I hope others who feel strongly about this will also.
LYNN BALDWIN Layters Close, Chalfont St Peter
EDITOR’S NOTE: Chalfont St Peter Parish Council was approached by the Advertiser but did not wish to comment.