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REGARDING moving the council HQ from Stoke to Hanley.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has now stated this move will go ahead without any consultation, with rate-payers opposed to this outrageous move, and spending millions during this time of austerity.
To me, it confirms this is a political move by our Labour council against the coalition Government.
The authority is doing this in more ways than one. Look at the way cuts are made to services when at the same time it spends millions on a crazy move that will never work in a million years. Ignore that the money 'comes from another pot'.
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As an individual I will fight this in my own way.
For years I have visited Hanley only once a year to have my eyes tested. My latest test has now been booked in Trentham, and I shall never again have to visit the 'hell hole' where no elderly people dare go at night.
People who have been denied consultation can act as I have. It is personal choice and one cannot be forced to go anywhere they do not want to go. Newcastle offers far better nightlife, with far more safety, than Hanley.
There are hundreds of shops in the remaining five towns who would be grateful for more custom and I am sure people would be welcomed with open arms.
Let us make Hanley the ghost town.
Online shopping will affect Hanley shopping centre and with the council's crazy ideas it will be possible for people-power to come to the fore.
All those people against this move to Hanley have an opportunity to make their point with their feet.
Democracy is a wonderful thing. Without it, this useless council will attempt to do us as much harm as possible.
We need and want wholesale changes urgently, and I for one wish the Government would send a team in to take it over.
MR P H CHADWICK Stoke-on-Trent