LETTER: Council is a laughing stock under this administration

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher
Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher

I’M very pleased to hear that some Hartlepool Borough Councillors managed to force a meeting to discuss the Mayor’s position – which I believe is becoming more untenable by the day.

I think it’s time the Mayor resigned as the council is in an absolute mess.

The council is a laughing stock under this administration.

It’s not just failure on the Mayor’s part but the whole way the council is run.

Look at what has happened under this leadership:

The Mayor has been sacked from his day job for gross misconduct, yet continues to bury his head in the sand and says he carries on, no matter how embarrassing it is for the local authority.

The Mayor, the Labour and Conservative leaderships are facing a police complaint over a row with Radio Hartlepool.Scrapping of the £1.5m local plan, which has left Hartlepool open to a planning free-for-all on housing and wind turbines, that is a major threat to the green belt.

The long-running scandal of Manor Residents’ Association.

What planet are these people on?

The whole council is an utter shambles.

The Mayor should resign, and frankly the whole leadership of the council should go too.

Phillip Broughton,

Ukip PPC for Hartlepool,

Navigation Point,

Hartlepool.