Plenty of officials but not enough people to actually get things done
I REFER to J Carpenter's letter in Your Say, October 5 and his request for our 'City Fathers' to "imagine" a city with a cruise terminal, an airport, a high speed rail link with Heathrow/London and so on.
I am afraid, J Carpenter, all these ideas have been mentioned time and time again in Your Say but nobody in authority listens or even bothers to reply.
Plymouth is a declining city, with unsightly buildings urgently in need of TLC, litter, weeds growing out of roofing gutters, walls, etc, road signs covered by shrubs, tree overgrowth, road markings worn out, drains blocked with grass cuttings because the council cannot be bothered to pick it up (SWW should sue Plymouth City Council for choking the system and causing flooding), unauthorised advertising attached to roadside fences/railings causing distraction to motorists, trees overhanging paths and highways, etc, etc.
There seems to be plenty of officials pushing paper around but too few actual workers on the ground to carry out the jobs needing to be done, like civil servants who think they are in a job for life.
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Perhaps it is time for a review of what is going on in the top level at Plymouth City Council.
Surely our councillors should be addressing this, because like us, they have eyes and ears to see what is going on in the city.
Maybe this is where the vision for our city should start.
Keep listening and then take action.