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By wurzel365 | Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 22:25

I have been reading all the comments about the Okehampton town councillors, I totally agree 100 percent with everyone else lets get rid of the present town councillors they have done nothing what so ever for the people of Okehampton, But for waste money on tripe like the gateway to okehampton, Iron pigs, and closed public toilets in mill road car park, absolutely no consultation with the people of this town just steam ahead making decisions they have NO right to make without talking to the electorate, NOT that these councillors have even been elected by the people. I firmly agree once we get rid of all the town councillors okehampton may then just have a chance of recovery, so come on town councillors do us all a favour and stand down. They have created nothing more than white elephants in this town, and now people are seeing the light, and I will support the people of this town all the way if it means we get rid of the town councillors that have stopped this town from progressing for far to long now. They dont put anything on in this town unlike tavistock that is always having something on for the people. But nothing for the youngsters, or for the families. Thousands of pounds have been wasted by the town councillors yet they obviously dont have a conscience, just think they are something special which they are not by the way, nothing more than anyone else.



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    With respect to upcott house reply, people certainly are not confused in anyway about the difference between town, borough and county, what people are saying is its time we had a new town council with new councillors, then maybe the town can move forward. and the people will see new blood which is badly needed.

    By wurzel365 at 23:11 on 18/06/11

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    These are only difficult financial times because of previous political decisions or in common terms 'ignoring the bleeding obvious'.

    By pobox112 at 18:07 on 18/06/11

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    I think that you might be getting a little confused with the difference between town, district and county councillors all of whom have been elected or have stood for election unopposed. If you feel this strongly on local issues why don't you stand for election yourself or even seek co-option on the town council as there are currently vacancies? If you pitch up at a Town Council or West Devon meeting you will see just how much they do for Okehampton and just how hard they all work for the town at every level of local government. Go on Devon County Council website and listen in on the webcam to get a feel for their responsibilities. The decisions to be taken are not easy, particularly in difficult financial times. If you think that you can do better now is your chance!

    By Upcott House at 07:02 on 18/06/11

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