In Reply to: re: main street posted by Mairt on November 01, 2014 at 21:39:40:
the Local Politicians are exactly that 'LOCAL' . They were 'voted for' to get things done in association with the unelected Town Council / County Council.
In effect , they are chossen by the people to manage the towns development and prosperity ..
what has happed over the yeears is that this 'power' has been taken over by the unelected and the Councillors have had less of a say in the admistration of the are over the decades.
Compare Town Council members of 100 years ago with those of today ... then they were local business people who had a vested interest in the properity of the town. They decided what was done or not done. It was the Local Authorities function to fincance these plans and keep an eye on the development ..
Things certainly have changed ...