‘Brighton and Hove Council really needs to keep it local’

Monday’s Argus included a letter headlined “Councillors stop wasting time on irrelevant issues.”

It was mentioned that some Council members wanted the July City Council meeting to debate the US Supreme Court decision on abortion in America, that there had been two debates on nuclear weapons during that Council term, and that other UN-level issues were pending before the meetings of Brighton and Hove Town Council.

The author felt that while city councils spent their time debating such issues, the city and its valuable heritage were decaying, basic services were cut and neglected, and entire neighborhoods had become graffiti ghettos.

Two more letters arrived on Tuesday criticizing the council, the first dealing with the city’s extremely low waste recycling rate, funding for the i360, lack of park and ride systems and high vacancy rate for allotments , there was a long waiting list for you.

The second lamented the condition of the Madeira Arches and expressed fears that they would follow the same path as the West Pier.

The same issue of The Argus contained an article by the Labor Group Vice-Chairman on Brighton Council, published under the headline ‘Labour’s view’.

What was Labor’s view of the city’s legacy rotting away? Basic services are being cut and neglected? Graffiti ghettos? The Madeira Arches? The recycling rate? The i360? Lack of Park and Rides? Unused allocations?

We weren’t told. Instead, the councilwoman used the entire two columns allotted to her to discuss the lack of black players in the England team as our female footballers took on their Norwegian counterparts last week.

Perhaps in a future column she can share with us how greater diversity at Wembley would have impacted the myriad of issues faced by the residents of the town she and her colleagues represent.

Or is it much easier to criticize the diversity of a national football team than to address and do something about things that Brighton and Hove residents consider far more important – issues affecting their lives? Every day?

After all, that’s what they expected of the councilors when they elected them to power,

Power they could so easily lose in the next election if they don’t focus on local affairs and leave national and international affairs to Parliament.

Eric water


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