Coun­cil­lors take no no­tice of vot­ers

Gloucestershire Echo - - LETTERS & OPINION -

✒ FOL­LOW­ING two ar­ti­cles in last week’s Echo, I felt I had to write about the coun­cil­lors on Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil.

First of all we have the in­tended re­moval of gar­den waste from the re­cy­cling cen­tre in Swin­don Road.

It is stated there will be a sur­vey be­fore this takes place, but the site will be closed for a day in Au­gust for im­prove­ment work.

This will un­doubt­edly mean any sur­vey will be use­less as the coun­cil will make al­ter­ations.

We used to have free col­lec­tions of gar­den waste but the coun­cil changed this to brown bins you have to pay for.

I live on an es­tate and use the re­cy­cling cen­tre two or three times a week and as the coun­cil only col­lects green waste fort­nightly, I would need two or three bins.

I won­der if the coun­cil would sup­ply me with three bins for the cost of one?

The other point I wish to make is about Coun­cil­lor Mckin­lay’s col­umn about Boots Cor­ner.

Other than from fel­low coun­cil­lors, I have yet to hear any agree­ment from friends or busi­ness peo­ple that the idea was ever a good one.

Once again, our coun­cil­lors don’t take any no­tice of the peo­ple who elected them.

Un­for­tu­nately, I ex­pect the coun­cil­lors will be elected again as vot­ers vote for the par­ties and not the per­son they are elect­ing. R E Dine Chel­tenham

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