Sunday, 10 February 2013
I am delighted that the prompt and efficient action taken by council officers to obtain an injunction avoided the threatened invasion of hundreds of cruisers on Saturday night. This unofficial and unauthorised event was being switched from elsewhere in the county and would have brought noise, disruption and traffic chaos to the seafront and town centre causing aggravation to residents, visitors and traders alike. I was surprised to see that Labour's new Labour Councillor in Milton was vocal in opposing the obtaining the injunction notwithstanding the fact that his Group Leader had been consulted in advance and had raised no objection. The residents of Milton would have had to put up with this aggravation which would have done nothing to stimulate the local authority but I suppose that this is an advantage from him leaving well away from the ward he represents and therefore detached from the resulting noise. The other Milton councillors who live in the ward appear to me to have had a far better understanding of the interests of the residents! In the meantime well done to my cabinet colleagues Cllrs Tony Cox and Derek Jarvis who gave up their Saturday night to monitor the situation with officers and the police.