Risky promises

I WENT to the St Neots Town Council meeting to ask whether we have a champion of housing, does he have any influence, and what is the Lib Dems policy on housing. I was shot down by Mayor, Councillor Bob Eaton, who said I could not ask that question becau

I WENT to the St Neots Town Council meeting to ask whether we have a champion of housing, does he have any influence, and what is the Lib Dems' policy on housing. I was shot down by Mayor, Councillor Bob Eaton, who said I could not ask that question because it was political.

So I put the same question to the housing champion, Andrew Boulton. All he told me was that, if someone asked a question on housing, he would try to help. So, if no one asked him a question on housing in the next four years, his job as a champion and town councillor of housing is really dormant.

A woman was there to ask for a bus shelter not to be rebuilt outside her house because children had wrecked the last one. That's fine, but what is not is that Councillor Derek Giles just promised that the bus shelter would not be replaced. How can Cllr Giles promise someone something like that without it going through the whole town council meeting first? Or is it the Derek Giles Town Council? If that's the case, then why have we got 17 other town councillors?

JAMES CLARK, The Broadwalk, Eynesbury


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