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Letter: R4GV Can’t Point to a Single Promise They’ve Delivered On

Published on: 5 Jun, 2022
Updated on: 5 Jun, 2022

From: James Turner

In response to: The Annual Parish Meeting is Not a Political Platform

The problem with R4GV [Residents for Guildford & Villages] is that they talk is if they’re in opposition even though they run the council, albeit in partnership with the pro-development Lib Dems.

They achieve nothing, take responsibility for nothing, and blame anyone at whom they can point a finger.

They have broken all the promises but somehow, it’s everyone’s fault but theirs. They promised important changes with no idea how to deliver them, yelled abuse at others with no concept that they themselves would be as bad or worse, and now think they can continue to get away with failing to deliver anything they promised by pleading their own impotence.

They are accountable for the promises they made – they didn’t stand for election on the basis that they were unable to do what they promised but on the basis that they would find ways to deliver.

With their coalition partners the Lib Dems, they’re allowing all the developments they promised to stop to continue. It’s a pathetic spectacle watching them now explain why they have proved such a failure.

They can’t point to a single promise they’ve delivered on, so they claim that their failure is not their fault.

The simple truth is that it is their fault and they must take responsibility.

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test 4 Responses to Letter: R4GV Can’t Point to a Single Promise They’ve Delivered On

  1. Mike Davis Reply

    June 5, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    It seems that James Turner hasn’t even bothered to name anything about what he’s moaning about. If you’re going to whinge about anyone give a clue or something particular not just whinge about nothing. The readers need to know what your point is

    • Jules Cranwell Reply

      June 6, 2022 at 6:11 am

      It is pretty evident to me that Mr Turner is referring to the manifesto promise by Residents 4 Guildford Town to review the disastrous Tory Local Plan. They did not even try to mount a review, but threw in the towel at the first challenge.

      • Martin Elliott Reply

        June 6, 2022 at 6:19 pm

        Isn’t the current Local Plan one of only two items on the Extraordinary Council Meeting on Thursday, 9th June?

        I wonder why routine approval is “Extraordinary”?

        • George Potter Reply

          June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

          The extraordinary meeting is, I believe, simply to allow an item to be dealt with more quickly than waiting for the next scheduled meeting.

          In this case, the sooner the new additional planning policy is adopted the sooner the new policies can be applied to better control development, but similarly the sooner the council is able to discuss a potential county devolution deal then the sooner matters can progress.

          George Potter is a Lib Dem borough councillor.

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