‘Proper di­a­logue in­stead of monthly coun­cil meet­ings’

Leek Post & Times - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

YOU would think the House of Lords would have been burst­ing at the seams the other day when the dis­cus­sion was all about af­ford­able houses.

But sadly not, as was vis­i­ble. Was there a dozen lords and ladies present? Just about. Won­der why?

Could it be the fact that our cap­i­tal is a true ex­am­ple of what’s wrong with this coun­try at present and lords and baronets were too em­bar­rassed to at­tend this sit­ting and hav­ing wit­nessed the Rus­sian’s ploy some 30-odd years ago when the seed of greed was firmly sown to which the fruits have made this cap­i­tal city one of the most ex­pen­sive places to live in the world.

God help ‘em I say and there’s an­other well known say­ing – “the Lord looks af­ter them that look af­ter them­selves”.

I think this say­ing is quoted at ev­ery Water­houses Par­ish Coun­cil meet­ing so as Lord Witty said in his forth­right and in­ter­est­ing speech a new sys­tem is ur­gently needed to ad­dress this 100-year-old prob­lem.

You know read­ers it started with the for­ma­tion of that use­less par­ish coun­cil sys­tem that meets ev­ery month to send love let­ters to their cronies at Stafford.

I would say along­side of Lord Witty, scrap this out-moded sys­tem and have proper di­a­logue with lo­cal peo­ple with the lo­cal vicar as chair­man and his church war­den and parish­ioners as proper rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Job done, with the bless­ing of Lord Witty of course. Frank Brad­bury Cal­ton & Leek

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