Spend Spend Spend!

I always try to get on with the neighbours. But the crowd in charge of Taunton Deane Borough Council are stretching my patience to the limit. Earlier this year they announced crazy plans to spend £7.5million on a facelift for Deane House…..even though the building will be worth less than half that sum after all the work is done. You might think that common sense would have broken out by now. After all, Taunton has pockets of acute poverty. And the council itself is already planning to shed staff. Is this really a sensible time to be squandering public money on a refurb? No, of course it isn’t. But that didn’t stop the council team in charge. They have even commissioned a film to show staff and members what could be done with all that taxpayers cash. You couldn’t make it up!