Conservative Future Chairman's Letter to the Editor

Daniel Brown, Nuneaton Conservative Future Chairman, has submitted the following letter to the editor of the local news paper:

Nuneaton Conservative Future, the youth wing of Nuneaton Conservatives, recently invited local students to attend a full council meeting of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council as part of a programme aimed at encouraging young people interested in politics to get involved. On the agenda was a debate about the County Council’s decision to save tax payers’ money and lower its electricity consumption, 56% of which goes on street lights, by turning some of them off.

At the meeting council leader Dennis Harvey admitted that he had refused to answer the County Council’s questions about where street lights would be best left on around Nuneaton and Bedworth. The young people were surprised that Cllr Harvey had failed to make any suggestions at all about where street lights should be kept switched on despite being asked to do so by the County Council.

It is interesting that this statement by Cllr Harvey came soon after the sudden announcement of plans for the former Ritz Bingo Hall in Nuneaton town centre, about which no one was consulted.

Having been a councillor ever since 1973 and leader of the council for the best part 40 years, it seems that Cllr Harvey now thinks he has the right to make important decisions without consulting others.

Young people wanting to find out more about Nuneaton Conservative Future should contact nuneatoncf@hotmail.co.uk

Dan Brown
Chairman, Nuneaton Conservative Future