Lost on the road

MRS Jones (April 14) asks why Hebden councillors are better at getting money out of Calderdale than Todmorden’s. I would suggest that the answer, in my experience, is a simple one.

In 2001, when I had the honour to be serving for Cornholme Ward on Todmorden Town Council, I asked the ruling Liberal Democrat Councillors, during the course of a full council meeting, what their policies for Todmorden were. The answer I got was that they didn’t have any policies!

Many would argue any organisation without something like a policy, strategic plan or road map is destined to fail. It’s like that Chinese philosopher said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

David Tattersall, Burnley Road