SHAMED TOWN CENTRE TORY FINALLY RESURFACES TO DEMAND CLEAN TOWN ENVIRONMENT - BUT AINSDALE'S CONSERVATIVES REMAIN TYPICALLY INVISIBLE!
Duke's Ward Tory, Cllr David Barton, has been invisible for some time following his controversial activity of self-promotion at Southport's Remembrance Day event.
Barton has however now resurfaced, like a struggling U-Boat skipper, in a Champion article concerning cleaning up the town centre in which he is quoted...
I have to agree that a clean environment is most "beneficial" to our wellbeing and that is one reason why a number of us residents in Woodvale have been seeking to get the place cleaned up and improved for the local elderly residents as well.
Sadly our best efforts (supported by Libdem councillor, Haydn Preece, and Candidate Lynne Thompson) have been largely thwarted, thanks to blocks by the two Ainsdale Conservative councillors, Terry Jones and Ted Hartill.
It is commonly accepted by locals that these lacklustre politicians have been more than reluctant to help because proposals to improve the area did 'not' come from them. Basically, they have given the widespread impression that it's a case of ... It was not our idea so get stuffed - don't call us, we'll call you!
Woodvale's dilapidated Sandbrook Way Precinct remains in a state of increasing decay - so it would seem that these Ainsdale Tories do fail to share much similarity to Cllr Barton's alleged concern for residents or the local environment in their ward.
BROOKDALE FIGHT WON - BUT NO TORY IN SIGHT!
More recently, amazing Ainsdale Tory apathy was witnessed during our successful fight to keep Brookdale (dementia facility) open. The plain fact was that Councillor Jones and Hartill never even bothered to show their faces to support the wonderful facility. They are invisible!
Of course this brief yet accurate analysis may once again invoke the wrath (hollow legal threats etc) of Tory chief, Terry Jones, but facts speak for themselves.
Telling the truth upsets some, but that is the way it always is!
Essentially Ainsdale Tory councillors have left Woodvale and its needy residents to simply rot!