Without a doubt, and with every day that passes, ‘The Controller’ of ‘Your Waverley,’ and its town and parish councils it is The South West Surrey, & Guildford Conservative Associations.
So much power do they now exert over our lives, that regardless of how much residents’ rant about the decisions they believe are made by their elected representatives, the real power behind Waverley’s thrones now lies in the hands of officers of the two powerful Tory associations, and the MP’s who pull their strings – Anne Milton and Jeremy Shunt!
No longer do our borough, parish and town councils run their day-to-day business through open and transparent debate, and collective responsibility, the whip hand is held by the Dynamic Duo of Milton and SHunt and their respective associations.
In a couple of backstreet offices in Hindhead and Guildford – where they fight like rats in a sack, these nerve centres rule even our most minor parishes. It is there that the fate of their members and their roles ARE decided. And there were we, the voting fodder, believing that our borough, town and parish councils, determined their own fate, chose their own leaders, and made their own decisions unfettered by POLITICS WITH A BIG P.
Sadly this is no longer the case! In the good old days, it was the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker, independent of political control, who served one master – US the people who elected them. That day has now long gone.
POLITICS is King and The Controller – has truly arrived.
So just remember when you next go to the ballot box and vote Conservative – they will thank you afterwards for your vote in all the local papers – and then tell you to get stuffed – and do it their way!
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I feel with Christmas all too close, there is room for a black pantomime. It stars Prince Jeremy Hunt who is becoming unpopular with his serfs because his long promised pedestrianisation scheme has not materialised. In comes Fat Fairy Frost to announce that their have been a number of nasty accidents in a far flung corner of his Kingdom called Wrecclesham. The Yokels are calling for a bypass. A group of yokels, the Wrecclesham Residents Association, have worked with the local barons, chancellors and SCC to develop plans, costings etc for forty years and to get it to the top of Farnham’s road list and Prince Jeremy has ignored them since he took over the kingdom. So Fat Fairy Frost and Prince Jeremy scheme together, in secret, to set up a meeting of the Wrecclesham Residents not realising that there was one already. They do not contact the yokels to find out what has already been done. It is a big meeting with Fairy Frost, Prince Jeremy and several of their henchmen taking the lead but the yokels are restricted to short questions and no statements. Suddenly a name change, their group becomes Wrecclesham Village Voices. Could someone have told them that Wrecclesham Residents already exists.
Now Wrecclesham needs a bypass and doesn’t much care how they get it, but we will have to wait patiently for the outcome. Can Prince Jeremy and Fat Fairy Frost do it or will it meet the same fate as the pedestrianisation scheme?
You couldn’t make it up could you? Love it – will post on it shortly. WW