What’s happened to our town?
I REMEMBER the old Huntingdon of the 1950s, such a wonderful place to live with an abundance of shops for most things one needed, three schools in the town to which children walked, dancing on Saturday nights in the Town Hall, police officers on the stree
I REMEMBER the old Huntingdon of the 1950s, such a wonderful place to live with an abundance of shops for most things one needed, three schools in the town to which children walked, dancing on Saturday nights in the Town Hall, police officers on the streets day and night, street sweepers working daily. The town was run by about a dozen councillors.
Now we have 400 to 500 councillors and staff, smashing the place to pieces for new offices, which they say should last about 25 years, costing the
taxpayers a small fortune just to make them cosier.
I believe they made excessive profits out of selling council houses, but nothing was said about how it was being spent, as it hasn't made an difference to our ever-increasing Council Tax.
Huntingdon has gone to pot over the last 20 years as estate agents have taken over half the High Street, cars have packed the streets all around the town, householders have problems parking their own cars, streets are not being cleaned, drains and gulleys are full of last year's leaves.
What are our councillors being paid for? Not a policemen on the streets, as they have those gas-guzzling cars to chase around in - one has to have a phone or chase down to the police station to report anything.
- 1 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 2 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 3 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 4 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 5 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 6 Beagle puppies freed at MBR Acres after second day of action
- 7 Part of The Busway set for weekend closure with diversions near St Ives
- 8 Two lorries crashed on A14 near Spaldwick
- 9 Life sentence confirmed for Rikki Neave murderer
- 10 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
Having read that Councillor Keith Walters has taken over the police authority, I expect another tax increase next year for new cars for our policemen and councillors to furnish their new offices.
Poor old Huntingdon has gone to the dogs.
C CARTER, Queen's Drive, Huntingdon