Oh Dear, Whatever Happened to Joined Up Thinking?

When a local authority decides to close the only secondary school for miles because of falling rolls, and then makes an unrelated decision to allocate land for 148 family homes in the newly created educational desert, one wonders ‘Why’? Departments not sharing information? Not speaking to each other? What about the councillors? Are they far too over-reliant on the opinions of individual council officers, to the point of just rubber-stamping them?

Here is a case in point:

http://westwalesnewsreview.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/reviving-llandovery-it-can-be-done/

The town, Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, is ancient and architecturally pleasing, but is in serious decline, the repercussions affecting some 400 square miles of surrounding countryside in Central Wales.

Pat Dodd Racher

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