Too many groups trying to get their fingers in pies
3:05pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 in Letters
Too many groups trying to get their fingers in pies Over the top bureaucracy is rife here in Cornwall and merely muddies the water in most issues of public concern, interest, etc.
Stating on page two of the Falmouth Packet (July 25) we first encounter that of the Falmouth Town Council and at the bottom of the page we read of the “Academy of Urbanism”. Page four then alludes to Cornwall Council , page five makes mention of Cornwall Association of Local Councils, page six speaks of Falmouth Town Forum and the possible formation of another group (the Community Interest Company (CIC)), page 15 brings to our attention the latest newly formed body (Cornwall Together).
I could no doubt have carried on spotting even more interested parties in our midst, affecting our lives not least parish councils and the ever increasing in numbers NIMBY’S.
But enough of these bodies, is surely enough suffice to say everyone wants to get their fingers into the pie that is local affairs and thus very little is quickly or democratically achieved other than generating a stifling amount of hot air resulting in delayed, protracted decisions, prevarication and general humming hand harring at high level, culminating as it does in Cornwall with our own unique syndrome – that of dreckly!
Peter Mahoney Reawla Hayle