Look­ing for­ward to a vig­or­ous coun­cil

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

RE: Of­fice is needed to cope with work­load (Let­ters, Ad­ver­tiser, Novem­ber 27) HAD I not re­signed from the parish coun­cil, no­body would have known any­thing about the plans to spend £500,000 on a sec­ond build­ing un­til the pur­chase was com­pleted.

Fol­low­ing my res­ig­na­tion, the Ad­ver­tiser ran an ar­ti­cle about the pro­posed [Chal­font St Giles] parish coun­cil build­ing and quite a num­ber of peo­ple were sur­prised and against it.

I did not re­sign to ‘pur­sue my in­ter­ests else­where’, as Bill War­ren stated. I would much rather have re­mained in the parish coun­cil had there been any chance of get­ting my pro­pos­als prop­erly con­sid­ered and put through, namely a bet­ter bus ser­vice, the com­ple­tion of the cy­cle path, a bench by the Pheas­ant Hill bus stop and some out­door gym equip­ment for adults in the play­ing fields. It was made clear to me that none of those things would hap­pen.

I stand by what I stated pre­vi­ously, namely that we do not need a full-time clerk and that be­ing a parish coun­cil­lor is not too time-con­sum­ing. I look for­ward to an ef­fec­tive and vig­or­ous parish coun­cil after May.

KAROLINE LAMB Bot­trells Lane, Chal­font St Giles

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