Steve Wilson (May 25) misses a number of key points. The reason cuts in services were required was because of the appalling state the last Labour Government left this country in, needing others to pick up the pieces of their mismanagement.
The Lib Dems locally set a budget, which managed to make the savings required while also retaining all of our libraries, leisure centres and children’s centres. All without raising council tax, or fortnightly bin collections.
Steve talks about investment locally. Where was the investment in East Ecclesfield under Labour’s previous administration? Why were our parks run down? Where was the investment in roads?
It was lacking because Labour poured money in to their ‘favoured’ areas and neglected ours.
Coun Colin Taylor, Lib Dem,