This is the letter from Paul Dilmondenberg which forced Barrow's hand...nutsville that scourge of waste, corruption and incompetence has much more....
The general public reaction of residents and businesses to your decision to announce the latest West End parking changes at 3.30pm on Friday 23rd December has thrown into question whether the Council any longer enjoys the trust and confidence of the vast majority of people who live and work in the West End. Without that trust and confidence the Council can have no legitimate basis for taking decisions that affect the lives, jobs, businesses and careers of hundreds of thousands of people.
Despite your warm words promising to ‘listen’ to people following the High Court decision on 14th December, a mere 9 days later you do a complete about-turn and announce that you are going ahead with part of the plans so roundly condemned by Mr Justice Collins. Local residents and businesses feel they are being treated like fools by an arrogant Council that has no conception of the legitimate concerns and outrage that your parking proposals have provoked.
Moreover, the Council’s reaction is to portray everyone who disagrees with any aspect of the parking proposals as either misguided, stupid, self-interested or politically motivated. Your reaction to the unprecedented coalition of opposition to your West End parking plans can be summarised as “Westminster Council is right about everything all of the time, while everyone else, no matter who they are or the experience they have, is totally wrong on every aspect of their opposition”.
Your decision to ‘bury the bad news’ on 23rd December was a disgrace.