Against the Park

ALDWICK’S Geoffrey Collier states (“Not everyone wanted a park”, WSG Letter, April 13) :

“The WSCC may not be perfect, but they are at least elected”.

Whilst I wholly agree with the first part of that sentence, I cannot wholly agree with the second part.

Deputy Lieutenants within WSCC’s Lord Lieutenants Office (paid for by us the taxpayer) are appointed - not elected.

These WSCC appointees were one of the most powerful opponents to the South Downs National Park - and used taxpayers money to oppose it.

Richard W. Symonds

Lavington Close, Ifield