Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Double Standards In Thorpe Bay

I was somewhat bemused to see Cllr Woodley claiming credit for the removal of yellow lines in Brunswick Road, Kensington Road and Victoria Road to assist businesses in that area in the Echo last week.

I was first alerted to the issue by a Conservative councillor who lives in Thorpe ward and was able to take prompt action once the scale of the issue become apparent. Not once has Cllr Woodley and his fellow Independent Party colleagues who represent Thorpe ward in the council chamber, raised this issue with me since Transport was added to my portfolio last May.

I was also shocked to find Cllr Woodley addressing hoteliers and guest house owners of his opposition to pay and display charging of the car park behind the Camelia Hotel in Eastern Esplanade (Echo 20/02/12) especially as the idea for charging in this car park has been repeatedly proposed by Cllr Woodley and his colleagues to officers in their regular meetings dating as far back to June last year.

The saying ‘if you peddle a myth long enough it becomes fact’ is quite clearly apt when it comes to Cllr Woodley and his ward colleagues in Thorpe.

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