Tonight I attended the most recent meeting of the community to discuss how to maximise efforts to improve our Town Centre.
There were about 30/40 people at the Salvation Hall.
Like my previous blog, I volunteered my labour to support put on events in the Town Centre.
The meeting voted to set up a Community Benefit Society, it looks like the steering group will take this forward.
My councillor colleague was irriated when a member of the meeting said "he would like to shoot all councillors", Will Dunscombe pointed out that it was everyone responsibility to lobby Mendip Council on free car parking, but the member of the meeting was not bothered to distinguish between the different tiers of government or individual councillors opinions or efforts.
Whether after 15 years my skin is a little less thick, but I felt there is a undertone of anti council/councillors at most meetings I attend, yet our interest in the Town means we still attend such meetings and volunteer our efforts.
Moreover, for example I have attended meetings on monday night, Tuesday night, this evening and will be out tomorrow evening on community activity, I've dealt with tens of emails to do with Shepton this week so far, this a typical week for a parish councillor.
The average parish councillors probably does the same.
So I can understand Will losing his temper with people whom lazy talk could be considered both ignorant and wrong, parish councillors do not receive any renumeration (nor seeks it) and have Shepton at heart.
So coming back to tonights meeting, I wish this group well.