Lichfield Live has reported that Staffordshire County Council in cooperation with Veolia are offering cash grants of up to £750 for not-for-profit organisations, voluntary and community groups, schools, societies and charities to fund projects aimed at improving the local environment. Considering the growing number of lost jobs, failed and failing businesses, liquidity problems, mental health crisis and exploding budget deficit at both national and local levels, is this really the most important issue to be spending our money on?
…the poor judgement of political bureaucrats is responsible for another abhorrent waste of taxpayer’s money.Christopher J. Wilkinson
Alternatively, the county council could help protect the environment themselves by ensuring planning permissions were not accepted for urban green spaces but for brownfield sites, or even taking a firm stand against the HS2 developments in the area that is leading to the loss of ancient woodlands; trees and plants we’ll never get back in our lifetime. Again, the poor judgement of political bureaucrats is responsible for another abhorrent waste of taxpayer’s money.