Let's disband Ledbury Town Council

As usual in such situations the town councillors who have suggested, and indeed those who have backed, ideas for silly parking demonstrations and illegal vandalism over car-parking issues in Ledbury reveal far more than the paucity of their ideas alone.

The depth of their stupidity in opening their mouths in the first place actually comes as little surprise to a lot of us residents.

If we persist with a town council comprising many unelected members whose sole object appears to be to look for the negative response to practically every situation, then we deserve all we don’t get.

We need town councillors who are intelligent, optimistic, creative and communicative.

We need positive responses to the challenges we are currently facing, we need people whose experience and talents have been honed beyond the narrow confines of Ledbury, who have been successful in their chosen areas of work and are able to think ‘outside the box’.

Their priority is to work with and protect our local businesses in every sector, and to remember that our main income is from tourism.

It has been clear for the last few years that more and more responsibility for our local amenities was going to devolve from county council level to town councils, and it is now that it will become apparent whether many of the dinosaurs who like to style themselves ‘councillor’ are really able to meet the new challenges facing this town.

The Ledbury Reporter has done us all a service in exposing the way some of our sitting councillors think, or perhaps ‘don’t think’ would be apposite.

I suggest an immediate call to disband the town council and let us have a freshly elected body of people who can meet the growing needs of this town, rather than damage its reputation by suggesting or condoning behaviour that is either illegal or irresponsible or both.

Mary Baxter

Ledbury

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4:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Colin_Marschall says...

As usual Mrs Baxter jumps in with both feet making wild, emotionally filled statements while not being brave enough to actually stand for election herself, she has had at least 3 opportunities to do so and will do so again next May .. I wonder if anyone would like to place a bet on whether her name will be on the ballot paper, and as to the number of 'Ledbury' people on the TC, as it stands there are 4 born and bred in the town, the rest are from "other parts", and contrary to your preconceived opinion there are cllrs who actually listen to the people they represent .. can I ask, do you do the same when selecting the "right" people to stand for the Conservatives in your position of Chair of the local Conservatives .. and let us not forget it is the CONservative government and CONservative lead HCC that has placed us in the position we are now. So my challenge to Mrs. Baxter is .. if you feel you can better then please stand for election .. in other words, put up or shut up!
As usual Mrs Baxter jumps in with both feet making wild, emotionally filled statements while not being brave enough to actually stand for election herself, she has had at least 3 opportunities to do so and will do so again next May .. I wonder if anyone would like to place a bet on whether her name will be on the ballot paper, and as to the number of 'Ledbury' people on the TC, as it stands there are 4 born and bred in the town, the rest are from "other parts", and contrary to your preconceived opinion there are cllrs who actually listen to the people they represent .. can I ask, do you do the same when selecting the "right" people to stand for the Conservatives in your position of Chair of the local Conservatives .. and let us not forget it is the CONservative government and CONservative lead HCC that has placed us in the position we are now. So my challenge to Mrs. Baxter is .. if you feel you can better then please stand for election .. in other words, put up or shut up! Colin_Marschall
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4:37pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Rosemary Thyme says...

Well said Mr Marschall, bravo!

Dreadful letter from a dreadful person, c'mon now Mrs Baxter, put up or shut up

Ledbury born and Ledbury bred!
Well said Mr Marschall, bravo! Dreadful letter from a dreadful person, c'mon now Mrs Baxter, put up or shut up Ledbury born and Ledbury bred! Rosemary Thyme
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