“Wasteful spending of our money by the Sheffield City Council”

This letter sent to the Star was written by Mike Lawton, Grenoside

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 6:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 7:15 am
Bridge to nowhere in Cape Town, South Africa, sent in by Mike Lawton

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.

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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’.