'Vote for candidate who will listen to electorate'
THOUSANDS of crocuses at the southern end of People's Park will be in bloom within a few days and I'm sure thousands of readers will be looking forward to enjoying this beautiful harbinger of spring.
No doubt our most notorious gang of vandals lead by Councillor Shaw will dig up all these crocuses in the near future to ensure that we won't enjoy them for much longer.
Before anyone thinks that this can't happen, let's not forget that the council, past and present, and of all political persuasions, have a list of previous convictions longer than a toilet roll for various acts of vandalism over many years.
The most recent is the eradication of the flower beds in Cleethorpes and soon they'll demolish the very popular and centrally placed Scartho Baths in order to build new inferior facilities in a comparatively inaccessible location.
To save a few bob some low paid council gardeners will lose their jobs.
Tourism will take a knock by the 'gravelisation' of the Cleethorpes flower beds.
Never mind, the councillors know what's best for us.
Around 65 per cent of a represen- tative sample of the public voted to refurbish Scartho Baths but that doesn't seem to bother the councillors.
They know what's best for us.
Both our local MPs, elected by a far higher proportion of the electorate than the local council also believe the baths should be refurbished, but the council knows better.
While on the subject of destroying the area's facilities, why not knock down the Town Hall, which is far older than the baths, and build a half size replacement with fewer facilities next to the new pool in Cromwell Road?
I only hope that come the next local elections, electors will turn out in large numbers, put their political affiliations to one side and vote for candidates who care more about the welfare of the area than vandalising its facilities and who listen, rather than dictate to the electorate.
Niels Volland, Mendip Avenue, Grimsby.
The Telegraph says
The council has pointed out in the past that savings of around £18,000 to £20,000 per year will be made by switching some of the beds to low maintenance displays. It also points out that half the displays in Cleethorpes will remain the same and that the plans were agreed in principle with Cleethorpes In Bloom.