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Britain in Bloom jibe ‘too political’
LIB DEM Sue Galloway’s overtly politically attack (Letters, September 3) on the council for not entering Britain in Bloom exposes the usual hypocrisy of local Liberal Democrats.
She says a change of administration in 2007 brought about York’s re-entering the competition. Why then was an unofficial council coalition needed in 2007 after four years of Lib Dem control where it had the power to take this decision alone? Could it be Sue Galloway is trying to pull the wool over the public’s eyes and present a less than honest picture?
While her party is foisting unprecedented funding cuts on councils across the country, Sue is doing the usual Lib-Dem thing of agreeing national cuts and opposing the impact of those same cuts locally. Difficult decisions are inevitable due to the scale of government cuts.
Why isn’t Sue suggesting alternative solutions? For instance, South Tyneside Council has saved £300,000 by replacing some of their bedding plants with wild flowers. While creating a colourful naturalistic wildflower landscape, it also has the advantage of encouraging biodiversity and being pollinator-friendly.
Presumably however under a Liberal Democrat council it would be business as usual and no cuts to services. You cannot be serious!
Richard Bridge Holgate Road, York.
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