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Letter: Do None of Our Councillors Care About Our Community?

Published on: 23 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 23 Nov, 2015

Electric_Theatre_7_1024_768_80From Gordon Bridger

Hon alderman and former mayor

In response to the article: Borough Council Advertises The Electric Theatre To Let, I believe that when determining the value of a community property the “best financial offer” which Cllr Davis refers to is not the correct one. It should be the best value to the community – a far from exact measure but important and this should be made clear to those doing the evaluation.

We have lost most community use of what was once our Civic Hall as the charges are too high. We have a beautiful almost unused Guildhall used once a week by our community, as once again the charges are too high.

Do none of our councillors care about the community? Do they really think that residents are going to thank them for miserly savings? Do they realise that the cost per resident per year of GBC services comes to £69 ? And the expenditure on the current Electric Theatre entails a cost of just £2 per year, per resident?

Why not concentrate on sorting out really important developments such the Solum plans to redevelop the railway station or Wisley Property Investments instead of pursuing voluntary societies who do a really important job at trivial costs?

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Responses to Letter: Do None of Our Councillors Care About Our Community?

  1. Jules Cranwell Reply

    November 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

    The answer is yes, some councillors do care about our community. Unfortunately, none of these are on the front bench (the Executive). Under the current system, a seat on the Executive is the gift of the council leader, and the gift is not given to anyone who does not blindly follow the trajectory of the leader.

    One such is Susan Parker [GGG, Send], who was dumped by Cllr Davis from the theatre and museum committees, as it was clear she would not toe the Tory party line.

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