Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Big Society to close animal rescue centre

Letter to the Kent Messenger:

You would think that the 'Big Society' idea of individuals taking responsibility would be ingrained in Maidstone's Tory led council, wouldn't you? So what is the council thinking trying to evict Maggie the owner of the animal recue centre in Teston?

Perhaps the 'Big Society' concept is less about promoting localism and more about cuts and clampdowns? Clearly the council seems to care little for local people when they they want to evict a woman who has committed 20 years of care to rescued animals and simply wants to continue providing this valuable service. Equally they seem not to be interested in helping one of our big independent shops, C&H Fabrics, from closing its doors in the town centre.

It is difficult to see where the council's priorities lie but it is clearly not with the altrustic spirit that is needed to build our communities and fostering local businesses. Sadly, I suspect their priorities will become clear when they start to cut jobs and services.

Stuart Jeffery
Maidstone Green Party

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