Not the job of council to make profit

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When building societies contemplated changing to banks, investors were given the right to vote on the decision.

In many other business issues shareholders are given a say. The people who provided money to improve The Shay over many years were the directors, the supporters of the football club, ratepayers and taxpayers (Rate Support Grant).
Some present-day councillors seem to imagine they are entrepreneurs there to make a profit on assets accumulated by past councillors who did the job in an honorary role, some actually gave money to the town, Charlie Holdsworth providing trees for Beacon Hill, P N Whiteley, I was a member of his ‘Lads’ Club’ in Great Albion Street before the war. Do latter-day councillors realise people pay their Council Tax for the council to provide services and that includes recreational services, they are not there to make money on sell-offs which will fill the pot marked “Councillors’ Expenses”.

W Wood

St Ives Court

Torquay