Protest costs the tax payer

I note from this week’s Observer that the protestors are all out to cost the council tax payer as much as possible regarding the Queensway Gateway Road.

As a worker who has to commute around the town the link road is great but the ridge is not so good, so the gateway road is much welcome, I see the protestors are concerned about the green space (a bit like they were about the marshes, the marshes that they never go near).

If they were to stand in that area most of the day all they will detect is the strong smell of car fumes, of the cars that are burning fuel and going nowhere on the ridge, this cannot be good.

I have a solution to the endless protests costing the tax and council tax payers these large sums, that is that no one can launch any type of protest or legal action against local authority unless they can prove that they are both tax and council tax payers in the area of the dispute.

While we read weekly of funding cuts to charities and other good causes how can these people justify what they do.

Go get a job, pay tax and then come back and talk.

Graham Bisson

Vale Road

St Leonards

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