Where is the alternative proposal to charges?
IT really is a bit much that the local Tory AM [Suzy Davies] is complaining against the council’s decision to charge in car parks where they have previously been free (Post, January 11).
Like so many others before her who have jumped up and down in protest against a council proposal she offers no alternative.
Yet we are still having to find ways of cutting another £20 million.
It’s her Tory Government which continues to expect councils across the UK to make further cuts yet still provide exactly the same service as before.
And as for them saying that austerity is at an end, even Tory Lord Porter, chair of Local Government Association, has very recently pointed out a funding gap for local authorities of £3.1 billion for 2019-20.
As it is Swansea Council and staff have worked very hard in order to reduce the budget year on year while still maintaining services. But we are fast getting to the point where we are facing virtually impossible choices, and definitely a case of damned if we do and damned if we don’t!