Deal with basics first

LETTER

Re: Wake up council, smell the sewage — April 13 letter.

Councils were brought into being to provide basic services for their communities like sewerage, water, rubbish collection, street lights and road maintenance.

This council has been very remiss in not dealing with the sewage problem. In fact, they have been deaf and have ignored countless pleas for this problem to be dealt with. They would rather dream up navigations projects or walk/cycleways or, even worse, a new council building.

How can I make this very plain? This council needs to deal with the basics urgently. We do not need raw sewage in our waterways and on our parks on a regular basis, especially when we are so sold on the idea of doing everything for tourists! I wonder what they think?

Deal with the sewage and bring forward flood protection. Do not wait another 10 years.

Deal with the basics first, put them as the priorities — then, if there is any money left over, spend on the “nice-to-haves” like walk/cycleways and new council buildings.

Listen to what the people are saying!

L. Francis

Re: Wake up council, smell the sewage — April 13 letter.

Councils were brought into being to provide basic services for their communities like sewerage, water, rubbish collection, street lights and road maintenance.

This council has been very remiss in not dealing with the sewage problem. In fact, they have been deaf and have ignored countless pleas for this problem to be dealt with. They would rather dream up navigations projects or walk/cycleways or, even worse, a new council building.

How can I make this very plain? This council needs to deal with the basics urgently. We do not need raw sewage in our waterways and on our parks on a regular basis, especially when we are so sold on the idea of doing everything for tourists! I wonder what they think?

Deal with the sewage and bring forward flood protection. Do not wait another 10 years.

Deal with the basics first, put them as the priorities — then, if there is any money left over, spend on the “nice-to-haves” like walk/cycleways and new council buildings.

Listen to what the people are saying!

L. Francis

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lloyd gretton - 7 months ago
Walk/cycle ways are basics too. The city transport should not just be for motor vehicles. I read this morning lovely facebook comments by the Prime Minister of Jamaica why the people of Jamaica should pay their rates. He was careful to explain the Government, nor anyone else except for the local communities, doesn't get any of it.