Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Surgery report

The surgery passed quietly, with only a few people showing up, but all with good and valid points to make, e.g. if the polling station is to move, why not have one in the Papdale area, such as at Lambaness or the BB Hall; why are buses still going up Palace Road when the Broad Street stops were meant to be phased out (although that doesn't seem to be the case in practice); can more be done to protect the shore at Weyland; and what are the rights of way between the Work Road and the shore?

All these are being acted upon, but the ways of the Council can be slow, or dependent on a waiting game being played to allow a funding stream to be opportunistically accessed. The key point for me is that it is important for the points to be raised at all, for if you don't ask, you don't get...

Thanks to all who came along. The numbers were such that doing the surgery any other way would have been overkill, so I can see us doing this again. Anybody in two minds about coming along should not be put off, as there was no element of public speaking, and very candid discussion.

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