I am in full agreement with the letter writers complaining about the wasteful spending of our money by the Sheffield City Council, and of the tree fiasco.
I consider the proposed installation of cameras, in order to charge buses and taxis, for entering the city, as another waste of money, although I think there may be an hidden agenda here.
It may well be, that if cameras were installed under that pretext, they could then be used for charging private motorists.
On a lighter note, although it may not be of much consolation, I have recently seen the result of a financial blunder by the authorities, in Cape Town, South Africa. (pictured right).
Apparently, they decided to construct a fly-over bridge, in the centre of the city, and proceeded to start work on it, before acquiring all the land, and property in its path.
I am told, one resolute owner refused to sell up, and after many legal proceedings, the project was abandoned, leaving a ‘bridge to nowhere.
Instead of walking the plank, we could do with sending these wasteful councillors of ours, to ‘walk the bridge’.