‘So much for democracy’

FOLLOWING the recent criticisms of Southwater Parish Council on various issues, surprise, surprise! There are not enough people to fill the council let alone a surplus to ensure an election.

However perhaps it is not such a surprise if you know how many local decisions are blocked and others imposed from above, from unelected officials, Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council, etc. We have been promised a local agenda, but I expect that will only mean if it fits in with all their own little schemes.

So the AV voting system will be decided by the small number who turn out on May 5 at a cost of £80m when the big issue of EU membership could have been added to the questionnaire at no extra cost. So much for democracy.

JEREMY SENNECK

Cripplegate Lane, Southwater