Questions Tories On Plan To Leave Town Parks Open At Night
|Finally the Tories
mishandling of the Council budget is coming home to roost. Barry
Stamp recently discovered in their panic to save money the Council
were working on a plan which might lead to members of the Borough's
Park Rangers staff to be made redundant.
While this is bad enough the knock on effect would mean there
would not be enough staff to carry out even the basic duties
such as locking the gates on the town park at dusk.
At a recent meeting of the Council Barry challenged the Conservative
Cabinet Member for Leisure with this fact and was shocked when
he admitted that such a scheme was being considered! This would
mean anyone could get access to the area of the park which contains
the bowling green and the aviary, which has already been the
scene of a vandal attack which resulted in the death of some
of the birds.
"The fact that the Tories are considering such a scheme
really shows how desperate they are to save money. Victoria Park
is a real showcase for the town and leaving the gates open at
night is just calling for trouble," said Barry.