No ben­e­fit to party pol­i­tics at parish

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

IN re­sponse to your ar­ti­cle in the Bucks Ad­ver­tiser of May 21 on whether Chal­font St Peter Parish Coun­cil should be a party po­lit­i­cal parish coun­cil, I am in­ter­ested to know how hav­ing one po­lit­i­cal party dom­i­nat­ing the parish coun­cil benefits the vil­lage?

Given the large pop­u­la­tion of Chal­font St Peter, surely it would be more rep­re­sen­ta­tive to have a di­verse group of peo­ple from all back­grounds with po­lit­i­cally dif­fer­ent views.

Neigh­bour­ing vil­lages in Ger­rards Cross, Chal­font St Giles and Lit­tle Chal­font all op­er­ate as non-po­lit­i­cal parish coun­cils and ac­tively en­cour­age lo­cal res­i­dents to get in­volved with most elected as In­de­pen­dents.

At this level of lo­cal gov­ern­ment, there is no log­i­cal rea­son to have po­lit­i­cal par­ties in­volved in de­ci­sions which lo­cal peo­ple can, and should, be mak­ing about where they live and work.

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