Are ‘lead­ers’ fit to spend our taxes?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

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.

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