Letter of the week: 'Hartlepool needs less councillors - not more'

Hartlepool Civic Centre.
Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hartlepool Borough Council has 33 councillors.

Who on earth came up with the idea of another three (Mail, August 3)?
Surely we should be reducing councillors?

I am in the Victoria ward and I’m sure we could spare two.

The town is going downhill – no support in the area.

I am sure reducing councillors down to 11 would save the town a considerable amount of money.

Then they would have to pull their weight, and we would see what we are getting for our money.

At present, very little.

O Landreth,

Sheriff Street,


Last week's Letter of the week: "There are no jobs any more for the jobless in Hartlepool"