THE plight of villagers in Hambledon will be taken to Brussels following the visit of an influential Member of the European Parliament
What’s has this got to do with Brussels and the EU ?
While it is nice to know that one of our MEPs, Richard Ashworth, is taking an interest I fail to see how the EU can be involved.
This is part of a wider UK issue, much of which has been caused by lack of action by our local and national authorities.
Central government has systematically cut or removed funding for many of the organisations responsible for managing our environment. The net of this is a reduction in manpower leading to works, that have been carried out for hundreds of years, remaining undone.
Add to this the idiotic planning approvals that have seen homes built on flood plains and the huge developments in general that are replacing open ground, which can absorb water, with houses and roads which do not absorb water but cause accelerated run off.
These are local issues which should be dealt with at a local, to the UK, level. This is not a European issue.
Right now, we should be curtailing the sending of UK funds to foreign countries. That money should be spent to resolve local UK issues.