Cllr Joyce Lucas Writes to Rutland Times Thanking Herself and Criticises Rutland County Council.
I have been shown a copy of the latest dribble sent in a form of a letter to the Rutland Times
from the deranged* Cllr Joyce Lucas BEM.
In the letter she thanks herself ie. the Town Council and Oakham in Bloom.for putting up
the bunting etc.
She then thanks the traders for painting their shops. I and the person who shared the letter with
me are not sure who or if any traders have painted their shop fronts this year.
Cllr Lucas then moves on to being critical about the condition of Rutland County Council
footpaths, something which I don't disagree with.
What I do find odd is she is not willing to do anything to put the paths in order that
Oakham Town Council are responsible for.
Oh she will say she tried to obtain a Heritage Lottery Grant. Don't be fooled she did
not bring a single application form before council for approval.
If she had, I very much doubt the HLF would have considered a neglected 1970's
Cllr Adam Lowe has obtained quotes for one of the paths which runs through Cutts
Close, the rest of the neglected paths are not included.
As for Rutland County Councils paths before the utility companies dug them up
I saw the odd wonky slab which they did maintain, I never saw holes or unusable
footpaths like those the Town Council is meant to maintain.
One path was closed with bollards and signs over five years ago for safety.
That was only meant to be temporary.
Cllr Lucas signs her letter a Oakham Resident of 40 years?
There was a time when the Clerk would inspect all our
parks and foot paths would not become blocked by
the shoots from the bases of the trees
The council has no schedule of maintenance.
It only reacts to complaints.
What is ironic regarding the temporary closure of
one of the footpaths to Wheel Chair users etc for over five years is
this path is now in a better condition than the others.
I use this description because Cllr Lucas has taken to driving past me and
pointing and laughing at me. ????
She has also told a member of the public that I should be careful and
keep my nose out of council business or some one might run me over.