Spending Waverley taxpayer’s money is an easy thing to do. A perfect example is a decision made by numerous parish councils in the eastern villages to oppose development at Dunsfold Aerodrome. A campaign led by Alfold PC and followed by Dunsfold; Chiddingfold; Bramley and would you believe Loxwood in West Sussex, all of whom dug deep into the taxpayers’ pockets. Some contributing as much as £10,000 from minuscule precepts! All wiped out in legal fees to oppose development on a brownfield site!
Thank our lucky stars that some commonsense has prevailed with this message from the Deputy Leader of ‘Your Waverley’ over the highly decisive issue of BREXIT commemorations, celebrations or commiserations.
Whatever your views on the ‘B’ word – let’s face it our borough, county and parish councils have challenges enough to deal with, without squandering money on unnecessary expenditure. With council tax rises, and rent rises in the offing, and numerous jobs and businesses threatened. Maybe we should all keep shtum and let the B word – just happen?