Understand policies

Understand policies

Understand policies

First published in Letters by

IT IS a shame that former Conservative council candidate Terry Smith does not understand the policies of the party he supports (Letters, April 7).

The council-tax freeze grant, which is time limited, is a cut and would mean an extra £4.6m of cuts to services as the amount received is outstripped by inflation and the growing costs of adult social care.

The council has an apprenticeship scheme. More than 84 apprentices have been taken on and now all level-entry jobs are open to apprentices On the subject of green bins, unlike Tory Ryedale and Selby, the City of York does not charge for the service, only if residents wish to have a second bin. One Coalition Government Minister has said councils should charge for household waste (grey bin) collection – does he agree with that?

Finally, on roads and footpaths, this council recently agreed almost £2 million of new money for 2014-15 to be spent on unclassified routes, those routes being ordinary residential streets that benefit York residents who consistently rate this as a top priority.

Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing, Deputy leader, City of York Council.

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2:00pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Ichabod76 says...

I'd concentrate on getting your c.v in order Tracey, rather than writing politically bitchy letters to the press, any increase in council tax has been completely wiped out due to your parties incompetent handling of many schemes and we're still left with increased debt repayments for your vanity projects.
I think we could probably replace the entire cabinet with apprentices and still be far better off.

I hear John Lewis are recruiting
I'd concentrate on getting your c.v in order Tracey, rather than writing politically bitchy letters to the press, any increase in council tax has been completely wiped out due to your parties incompetent handling of many schemes and we're still left with increased debt repayments for your vanity projects. I think we could probably replace the entire cabinet with apprentices and still be far better off. I hear John Lewis are recruiting Ichabod76
  • Score: 6

4:15pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Alan Waters says...

Dear Vera Duckworth-Laing.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but are you not in the middle of the biggest sandstorm to hit York in many a year? Do you not think you should be dealing with that rather than responding to Plaggy Terry? He's not what anyone would call a political heavyweight is he?

One thing about you is your consistent rudeness and arrogance, it's proved in your letter writing and of your treatment of Gwen Swinburn on the Webcast last week. You should be ashamed of yourself and do the decent thing.

John Lewis are recruiting, although i'd stay well clear of the fashion department, not quite your thing is it?
Dear Vera Duckworth-Laing. Correct me if i'm wrong, but are you not in the middle of the biggest sandstorm to hit York in many a year? Do you not think you should be dealing with that rather than responding to Plaggy Terry? He's not what anyone would call a political heavyweight is he? One thing about you is your consistent rudeness and arrogance, it's proved in your letter writing and of your treatment of Gwen Swinburn on the Webcast last week. You should be ashamed of yourself and do the decent thing. John Lewis are recruiting, although i'd stay well clear of the fashion department, not quite your thing is it? Alan Waters
  • Score: 5

4:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

wallman says...

John Lewis want intelligent people not failed councillors
John Lewis want intelligent people not failed councillors wallman
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Alan Waters says...

wallman wrote:
John Lewis want intelligent people not failed councillors
You are correct, they also state they need people who will listen to the needs of their customers.
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: John Lewis want intelligent people not failed councillors[/p][/quote]You are correct, they also state they need people who will listen to the needs of their customers. Alan Waters
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

mutley12321 says...

Hello Tracey,

TSL states "It is a shame that former Conservative council candidate Terry Smith does not understand the policies of the party he supports". You consider that Terry doesn't understand the Conservative policy suite? I'd suggest you don't understand your own electorate??

Whilst your opinion of Terry may possibly be correct, have you nothing else on your desk this week? I thought it might be a busy week for you in York Labour Towers??

7/10 in fair play to responding to constituents though. 2/10 ignoring the big grey elephant on the corner. Alan Waters summed it up very well.


Enjoy your weekend.

Mutt
Hello Tracey, TSL states "It is a shame that former Conservative council candidate Terry Smith does not understand the policies of the party he supports". You consider that Terry doesn't understand the Conservative policy suite? I'd suggest you don't understand your own electorate?? Whilst your opinion of Terry may possibly be correct, have you nothing else on your desk this week? I thought it might be a busy week for you in York Labour Towers?? 7/10 in fair play to responding to constituents though. 2/10 ignoring the big grey elephant on the corner. Alan Waters summed it up very well. Enjoy your weekend. Mutt mutley12321
  • Score: 0

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