Outsiders have a monopoly on council
WHY does North Somerset
Council always seem to create committees with only one councillor representing Weston-super-Mare?
For example, Peter Bryant is the only Weston councillor from Weston on the ruling executive and now we understand that the new committee of six to look into Weston town centre parking problems contains only one Weston councillor – namely Peter Crew.
Weston is the largest town in the district and generates the most finance, let alone the tourism industry that helps to swell the council coffers. Surely there must be those among the 23 councillors representing Weston more capable of understanding the problems than those who live in the sticks?
What chance do Weston councillors have of influencing their local problems when outsiders have the monopoly?
Of course, it would help to reduce problems if Weston had a bus station. Having talked to one councillor about the chances of a bus station, I was told in no uncertain words that I should be talking to First Bus because such a facility comes under their jurisdiction. But surely it is the council that should take the initiative as our welfare is their responsibility?
It appears that councillors outside the town are only concerned about their own back yards and, with regard to parking, it must be remembered that there are no road parking charges in any other towns in the district. It is a disgrace that Weston is treated so badly, but who said anything in life is fair?
Geoff Malham Weston-super-Mare