It's cuts first ideas later
2:33pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Letters
IT WAS disappointing to see only one Labour councillor at the impromptu Gwent Music concert outside the Civic Centre last week, when more than half of the Conservative councillors were present. It would also have helped if the cabinet members for education, leisure, or the council leader had been prepared to address the young musicians directly.
We do, however, see some movement from the administration, as they now say that they are aiming to make Gwent Music self-sufficient and to set up some sort of a trust fund for poor children. But surely these ideas need to be consulted upon before any cuts are made, not after? After only eight months in power, this administration seems to be sinking slowly beneath the waves without even an orchestra playing Nearer my God to Thee.
Cllr David Williams Graig Ward