Cost of everything and value of nothing (George Smith)
The recent revelations about the proposals to investigate the introduction of frozen meals for those receiving meals on wheels and to close the Freefield Centre are just two examples of the old council knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing.
Thankfully, the new council will make the final decisions on these and a number of other proposed cuts to services, some of which would affect the more vulnerable people in our community.
If I am successful in being elected to the council, I shall be insisting that proper research and analysis of the likely economic and social effects of any proposed cut to frontline services be carried out before any decision to implement the cut is considered.
For the record I shall not be supporting the introduction of frozen meals.