Is this your idea of balance?

On the matter of care cuts, county council leader Louise Goldsmith has stated:“The balance is hard – whatever we give to one, we take away from another. The balance is to get fairness to all our community.”

Let’s take a closer look at this politician’s idea of “balance” and “fairness” in West Sussex.

Councillor Goldsmith voted NOT to cut WSCC’s annual grant to Chichester Harbour Authority.

Ms Goldsmith just happens to be the chairman of Chichester Harbour Conservancy, and just happens to live close by to enjoy the benefits which the harbour offers.

An annual £16 levy on harbour dues, paid by the 10,000 boat-owners who use the harbour, would cover the cost of this WSCC grant – paid for by us, the taxpayer.

Boat owners, I suspect, have significantly more disposable income than the 4,500 disabled and elderly people targeted by the WSCC’s ruling elite – of which councillor Goldsmith is their leader.

Is this her idea of “balance” and “fairness”? Just go, Ms Goldsmith – before someone has to march you out.

Richard W. Symonds

Lavington Close,

Ifield