An excellent job done for our village
HAVING attended the Annual Parish Meeting in Chalfont St Peter I feel compelled to write.
I would first like to say that I am by no means an expert or indeed hold any knowledge about how the local council system works.
However I have been a resident in the village for 20 years and believe that our parish councillors do an excellent job.
They work very hard on our behalf for no reward apart from to know they are serving a community they care about.
There was a very confused objection and then debate about how our local parish councillors are elected.
The point being made was that it is wrong that the majority of councillors are affiliated to one party, namely the Conservatives.
I think it is important to remember that when voting at parish council level you are voting for individuals who you feel will best serve the village.
We are not voting for a political party or for a national or regional body. If individuals happen to belong to a certain party does that influence the decisions they make about our village? I hope not and don’t believe that is so in our village.
If we are not happy with the system or want to be involved then any one of us regardless of our political leaning can stand for election. Mrs Dickson did so and is now a parish councillor.
All the issues raised reflected genuine concerns and it is just a great shame that in doing so the debates degenerated into a mass criticism of our hard working parish councillors. JACKIE HUGHAN