Council told to get real

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:55 15 June 2010

Well done Andy Elson (Midweek Herald December 23), you have it in one! Has Honiton Town Council understood the word 'recession', or do councillors think it has passed them by? Did they not notice the passing of Woolworths? Honiton Town Council, please

Well done Andy Elson (Midweek Herald December 23), you have it in one! Has Honiton Town Council understood the word 'recession', or do councillors think it has passed them by?Did they not notice the passing of Woolworths?Honiton Town Council, please look at your expenditure. There is no more income; we have reached the point where there is no more spare cash.We have all had to make big adjustments to our expenditure because of the recession and it is possible there could be worse to come.So, we would like to underline Andy's message - wake up and smell the coffee and behave in a responsible manner for the times that we face.You cannot set a precept of up to 16 per cent for the coming year.People are losing their jobs, savers face a nil return on their investments.Enter into the real world, please, before it is too late.John and Erica HoneyboneHoneysuckle Drive Honiton


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