Crawford Powney of Geldof Grove, Hereford, says overspending has caused problems (From Hereford Times)
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Crawford Powney of Geldof Grove, Hereford, says overspending has caused problems
8:00am Saturday 30th June 2012 in Letters
THE front page of the Hereford Times (June 14) inspired me to write this letter because it offered readers the true story of current events happening in Hereford.
To support that comment one has only to turn to the letters pages to complete the story and realise what this county’s financial state of affairs really are. Read through the letters, and we have the true state of affairs exactly as they are in Hereford. Finance, finance, and more finance is the key word written in each of these letters.
We see Lance Marshall, C Morton, J F Taylor, and Carolyn Bassett all talking about common sense which is not always to be found in our councillors and for that matter in our political masters. We have no need in Hereford to be all that worried about the Eurozone problems – we already have our own here in town.
Surely there must be those on our council who must have heard about austerity, which is being introduced to reduce huge deficits the world over? Or is it that these people are not living in that world?
It is in the words of our politicians that overspending has been the cause of our present financial affairs and it is austerity that is the main route out of this self-inflicted situation.
What we have going on here in Hereford is 50 years too late. I ask the question: is it only our councillors who have not heard that consumer confidence is no longer shared by the man in the street and the high street shopper?
These are the raw facts about the current situation on the lips of everyone you talk to on the street today.
However it is, I am afraid, too late for there to be any drastic change of plans so the show will go on come what may. It will be a legacy that many of these councillors will not survive to see the outcome of, but at least there will be some of us left who will be able to say: “At least we tried.”
CRAWFORD POWNEY, Geldof Grove, Hereford.