A constructive use of resources?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Browsing through the paper last night I read a quite bizarre story about two parish council’s in Telford having a bit of a bust-up.

One parish council – the Gorge – is the parish containing the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and all the associated musems.  It suffers from quite severe flooding on a regular basis and a couple of the main roads in the town are sliding into the river.  In the second half of the last century, quite a few buildings – including an entire street – have been lost to the River Severn.

The other parish council – Dawley Hamlets – is the birthplace of the Telford new town.  Telford was originally called Dawley New Town but was renamed shortly after building started.  The parish has such issues to concern itself with as massive housing developments, drink and drugs problems and anti-social behaviour.

So what vitally important topic are they arguing over?  Money?  Police?  Jobs?  Nope.  They are, in fact, arguing over some fields, a handful of houses and a scrapyard.  The village (it might even be a hamlet, it’s that small) of Lightmoor is split over the two parishes and the two are arguing with each other over whether it should be transferred wholesale into one or other of the parishes.

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