Ap­palling waste of our money

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

I HAVE re­cently been se­lected to take part in a sur­vey for Ash­ford coun­cil about the pub­lic ser­vices, etc, the coun­cil pro­vides in the area. I was in­formed via a nicely colour-printed post­card that I was se­lected and a printed ques­tion­naire duly fol­lowed. Ques­tions re­fer­ring to my lo­cal the­atre and the like had to be over­looked, ob­vi­ously, and when I had fin­ished I asked my­self: What was the point? You only have to pick up this pa­per on any given week to read a let­ter push­ing for (quite rightly) some arts/ en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre in the area. My point is, this was a prime ex­am­ple of the mas­sive waste of re­sources by our coun­cil. Use email, ask for vol­un­teers, set up a worth­while on­line fo­rum for lo­cals and above all stop send­ing out ex­pen­sive bits of card and pa­per that go straight in the bin with our money. The last straw was this af­ter­noon as I watched a large ban­ner go­ing up on the “pa­per house” ask­ing us to “kill your speed”! I have not got out of sec­ond gear in Ash­ford for two years!

Vickie Tay­lor, Ash­ford.

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