How much notice is actually taken of the general public?
I READ your newspaper every week with varying amounts of interest. I see articles about the public being consulted from time to time.
A question has come to mind. How much notice is actually taken of the general public?
Is it more a case that the views of the political interests have a stronger value than those of the dim peasants like me.
For instance will the public have the final say on the proposed local government reorganisation in Leicestershire. I doubt it. Most folks’ only concern is that the services they need happen.
With the financial situation these services could be at risk, so why not let the public give the matter more consideration.
Maybe if it was admitted that we were wasting our time, a considerable amount of money spent on these consultations could be saved.
One consequence of ignoring the electorate is that few show interest in local matters and hence few vote for local councillors.
How many take note of what happens at a local level such as parish councils.
I do often wonder about those who fought long and hard for the vote for us all would be amused at this apathy.
Maybe voting should be compulsory.