Parish councillors don’t need politics
I HAVE been reading the accounts of the elections in the Chalfonts in your paper over the past two weeks with interest as they resonate with the situation in Beaconsfield.
Although it is only a parish council, the Conservatives have always fought for it to be political ever since its inception in 1974.
Over the years since then there have always been independent members who have had only the interests of the town at heart and for many of those years there was a majority of such people who volunteered their services unpaid.
Sadly, for many reasons, such volunteers have been hard to find and this election was the first at which there were no independent candidates.
I can only hope that at future elections there will once again be people willing to represent the people of Beaconsfield who do not feel that the need to be a member of Letters to the Editor, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Trinity Mirror Southern, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, Herts WD24 7RG