Report from the Front

It really does feel like submitting a report from the front when reporting anything to do with Stratford upon Avon. Like any frontline in any war all there seems to be are casualties, deaths and more yet misery to come.

Even the stuff you hear from those in charge is like war-time propaganda. The promise that help is at hand and the ‘war will be over by Christmas’ has been heard before.

We are sick of it. Amongst the continual bloodletting in the form of closing shops, jobs lost and demolished buildings, we get the news from the present Commanders-in-Chiefs (Lib-Dems), that all is in hand. They have plans and solutions to this present raft of on-going problems.

The trouble is, we’ve heard it all before.

For instance. I could not believe it (well actually, yes, I could) when a lib Dem representative from the well. bunkered-in Town Council (different boss – same as the last one), mentioned that magic and oft-repeated word…Pedestrianisation. In fact, I drew in a breath so hard I think I might have fainted.

It’s not worth going into the ins and outs of the way that this word has been bounded about over the years but let’s say, I for one (the others are probably dead) remember the High Street ‘experiment’ in the 70’s. So, all there is to say to that, is, ‘here we go again’.

I have enough bruises from banging my head against a brick wall…but, one last time, here goes…

What I want to say to our erstwhile Counsellers and other Worthies…is this.

Before you go around waving your magic wands. Promising this. Promising that. Why not take some time out to win back the trust of the people…you know the ones who voted you in. Remember them.

They are fed up. Damaged, in fact.

Worn out, abused and broke from all previous and pathetic efforts. Not forgetting the broken promises.

SO PLEASE…NO MORE HOT AIR.

BE HONEST AND BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTHS…DO SOMETHING (NO MATTER HOW SMALL) THAT IS WITHIN YOUR POWER THAT WILL SHOW THAT YOU HAVE CONVICTION AND A WILLINGNESS THAT WILL BRING BACK…

HOPE.

TRUST.

& FAITH.

Just something that proves that your position in power is not just an ambition finally reached. But a real need on your part to serve the people.


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Author: IanF

Ian is a Stratfordian and quite angry about all sorts of things, Local, National and in fact, everything World-Wide. For the sake of his mental health he has chosen to Vent his Spleen in a blog. He advises YOU dear reader to do the same.

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