Town’s in a state
I feel I must write to express my frustrations at the state of my town.
What visitors must think of the numerous eyesores when they first arrive in the area – as most arrive by car nowadays – makes me cringe.
Item 1 – the old concrete yard at the bottom of Sticklepath, now viewed from the expensive (Cornish) stones roundabout.
Item 2 – Shapland & Peters. Buildings of corrugated iron and boarded up windows.
Item 3 – Evans Yard (the old North Devon Farmers buildings). A picturesque vision of asbestos sheeting and scrap vehicles.
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Item 4 – Gilded & Squires yard and buildings partly burnt down. Nice new tractors though.
Item 5 – the old county council yard with colourful recycling skips.
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What are our councillors doing? One on the planning committee from Braunton prevents the first major eyesore from being corrected because she hasn’t had time to consider her position.
What position that is I can only imagine (as she is a Tory).
I am led to believe she may have put at risk any match funding that our town may have received from the developers.
Now she can’t comment any more as this might prejudice any further decisions she might have to make on this matter.
I think she should step aside and let others make some decision.