I was interested in a letter in the Nottingham Post complaining that the city council neglects better off areas in the City. I personally think they are right to do this. After all with a limited amount of money available, it is only right that those who struggle most get better provision.
But I also understand why some of my colleagues who live in the County – places as near to the City as West Bridgford – disagree with any proposal from the City Council to extend the City boundaries into these areas.
West Bridgford for example is very near to the City Centre, certainly closer than Clifton. The County Council seems to spend a lot of money in West Bridgtford. If it became part of the City Council, that expediture; would rightly, significantly drop.
So it makes sense for County residents to resist any attempts to increase the size of the City.
“AFTER living in Rise Park for 34 years, there has been no support for this area for years as probably a lot of old people will tell you. No proper park or community centre.
Go to Bestwood, Top Valley and Bulwell, that’s where the money is spent. New parks, library and health and community centre.
People in Rise Park are on a top band of the council tax. What for? They get nothing back in return.”
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