News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Friday, August 11, 2006

Protecting our local traders

Last night's Finance and General Purposes meeting agreed to defer the decision on whether to award a grant to the proposed Folkestone Fish and Farmers market. The project is exciting and I would certainly like to see it succeed. However, I have deep reservations about the morality of using council tax payers' money to subsidise a business which will be competing with existing traders in the town, many of whom offer the same service without subsidy all week long, not just on Sundays. I'm also concerned that the finances in the business plan simply don't stack up.

A representative of the company will be invited to speak to our next meeting, where we will reconsider the application.

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