Is County Councillor Jacky Williams Wasting Tax Payers Money?
Yesterday Stapleford Community Group submitted a Freedom of Information request asking Nottinghamshire County Council who has paid for the recent letters delivered to residents of Brookhill Street and surrounding streets in Stapleford.
You can view the Freedom of Information request via the link below.
Not only is the letter on Nottinghamshire County Council headed paper it has been delivered by Royal Mail too.
Could this be at the expense of you the Tax Payer?
It has sparked outrage as not only does it seem that one of our County Councillors has been wasting money on posting out a letter to residents they are also taking credit for the hard work of others
in the area.
It’s been nearly four years since the County Councillor concerned was elected and in those four years there has never been a letter delivered like this to let people know of any work she has allegedly been doing in the area.
It is rather odd that just over two months before the next elections this Councillor is acting this way.
Whilst there are serious concerns about the traffic on Brookhill Street it was actually Stapleford Councillors John McGrath and Richard MacRae who organised a public meeting and invited all residents of the area to attend and it was the Stapleford Town Clerk who kindly offered the use of the Carnegie Hall to facilitate the meeting.
The Petition that the County Councillor handed into Nottinghamshire County Council was actually carried out by Stapleford Community Group and yet despite this there is no mention of this in the letter that has been delivered to local residents. You can find the online Petition via the link below.
At this meeting the Highways Officer shown the residents a sign saying ’30 for a reason’ and as promised had them installed the very next day.
It was also at this same meeting that the Highways Officer agreed to the Traffic Survey taking place and it was residents who chose the location of the survey to take place too. It was also agreed not
to do the survey in the School Holidays.
As for the Speed Watch Scheme, it has already been said this will not be taking place on Brookhill Street due to the amount of Vehicles parking on the road.
We know local residents who attended the public meeting will remember what took place and that is why so many local residents have contacted us asking why they have recieved this letter off the current County Councillor.
It has also been noticed that this letter is also being used as a way to promote her fellow candidate in the upcoming County Elections. Surely this should not be happening especially using the position
of County Councillor to do so.
With so many ongoing cuts and with the Budget meeting taking place right now at Nottinghamshire County Council any money should be put to better use and not being wasted on self promotion especially so close to the Nottinghamshire County Council Elections.
We now await to hear a reply back to our Freedom of Information request and will of course let you know as soon as we do.