No chance of being bored in Cumbria. We have very exciting reading material put through our letter boxes regularly.
For example, last week we received the racy and scintillating
Cumbria County Council's colourful magazine telling us all about thrilling stuff such as ' Highway Stewards work with Parish Councils' and a free A/Z guide to council services, Cumbria in Bloom winners, Eco schools turning Education green, and how to fit a smoke alarm.
Not sure how I ever got on without it in the past really.
And... after wiping my brow reading that....I can turn a copy of the South Lakeland District Council's Issue ten.... Spring 2009 news.
Filled with compelling articles such as ' Cost cutting plans to lift the gloom' and 'setting up local area partnerships', there is a never a dull moment behind the curtains of lakeland homes as we sit glued to these fascinating documents.
No offence meant to the authors of these magazines- I know you do the very best you can to make the best of what is now a mandatory document. It's part of the 'consult with and involve the public' initiative.
I call it a total waste of money. Research shows that most people don't even read these things.Most folk I know just immediately put them in the recycle bin, or use them in the fire. How depressing. If everyone in the county gets one, just imagine how many thousands that costs!
WHAT WE WANT IS THE MONEY SPENT ON SERVICES PLEASE. SUCH AS EMPTY THE BINS ONCE A WEEK NOT FORTNIGHTLY AND PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE ROADS.
As you can guess- the whole thing makes me mad. Please excuse me- I need to go to the recycle bin now....
If you want to read all about it go to www.yourcumbria.org.uk