Independents will put the village first
UPON noticing the public scuffle between two independent parish councillors and the local Conservative party, it appears local residents cannot hope to contribute in local issues unless they sign up to party politics.
These sitting independent councillors are the only ones who have to defend their seats on the parish council and not because they are unworthy councillors – their contributions to the good of the village are laudable – but because they do not wish to be aligned with any political party.
They just want the best for the village without any political point scoring – how refreshing!
How can any parish council honestly claim to represent the full spectrum of local residents views if all its members are drawn from a single political party?
It strikes me that our little village has the chance to grasp the true meaning of ‘localism’, and take the politics out of the race.
PHIL MCAVOY Monument Lane Chalfont St Peter
Advertiser, Thursday, April 23, p9 I FULLY support the proposal outlined to hood the traffic lights but would suggest, to reduce the risk of accidents it may be necessary to create a roundabout with cones.
That should help dictate priorities and improve traffic flow. Pedestrians wishing to cross opposite Tesco will not go to a crossing outside Boots so thought needs to be given to their protection.
Nearly two years ago, Ken Walker wrote to the Advertiser suggesting what is now being proposed. It is a pity it has taken so long to implement a trial layout which, including labour, will cost under £1,000.
DAVID MCMULLAN South Park Crescent
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MIKE HAIGH RYA regional communicator, Thames Valley and London