Politicians are playing a game over closure
✒ I CAN’T help but notice that every Tory in Cheltenham from our MP down is very dramatically opposed to the closure of Boots Corner.
Every newsletter calls on the council to change its mind about this change to traffic management in the town centre.
Personally I would like to congratulate the brave politicians who have stopped the decades of prevarication over what to do about Boots Corner.
I’m a bit confused however about who the brave politicians I need to congratulate are?
Is it the district councillors who Alex Chalk and the Cheltenham Tory Association constantly seem to want to blame for a decisive improvement to our town but who have no control over highway matters such as road closures?
Or is it the Tory-controlled County Council who are the Local Highway Authority and who must have endorsed the traffic regulation orders to bring about the closure of Boots Corner?
Is this a case of the usual dog-whistle politics - create a political controversy and then get your Tory mates on the County Council to reverse their decision and claim a great victory, probably just before an election is due.
Politicians who want to play games with our lives and our beautiful historic town should be shown the door. Adrian Becker Cheltenham