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A question of integrity

PUBLISHED: 09:28 07 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:22 05 July 2010

IT would appear to me that the only person with any integrity emerging from the current difficult times faced by Waveney District Council is Glen Garrod.

IT would appear to me that the only person with any integrity emerging from the current difficult times faced by Waveney District Council is Glen Garrod.

It is beyond comprehension why our Conservative-led council could allow the current state of affairs to occur, as highlighted by the Audit Commission's poor governance report, and then compound the fact by effectively freezing any work or decision-making since the announcement of the report.

The only conclusion to be taken over their actions would be that they are in melt down and grimly hanging on to their own tails.

The poor report from the Audit Commission should have been embraced as a time to excise some of the decaying flesh. If there was, as reported, a £6m “error” on the council balance sheet why was no one held accountable for this? I am fairly certain that if this sort of error were reported in a private sector business there would have been blood on the carpet.

Unfortunately for the people of Lowestoft, Waveney District Council has let them down time and time again.

What I find surprising to say the least is why do the people of Lowestoft put up with the treatment they receive. Over the last few months I have written to the council over numerous matters and back in July last year, during the car parks debacle, I received a letter from Mr Bee in which he suggested that “the people should shout loudly about what a great town Lowestoft is.”

Here, here. And we would have more time to “shout loudly about how great Lowestoft is” if we did not have to put so much energy in to shouting at the council to ensure our very survival.

NIGEL DACK

High Street

Lowestoft

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