587 – I go to a Council Meeting

It’s not because I’m political, well I am political, but I’m not going to talk about that, it’s because I am interested in what is happening in Gosport. This is a re-kindled interest, the last time I went to a council meeting must be at least 3 – 4 years ago, in fact it was 2019 – at that meeting I saw the appoint of Clr Kathy Jones as Mayor (2019-20).

I have been keen to go to a course, because I am interested in what is happening in the area. It’s very likely that I will focus on the community board and possibly the planning board as definitely the first, and both combined will give the best view as to what is going on the town. I missed the Community Board on the 8th of March, the next meetings are the Regulatory Board on 6 April and the Standards and Governance Committee. Should I at least go to these to see what they are like, but not the Standards and Governance meeting that’s on a Thursday and could interfere with the Thursday Night Net.

There were only half a dozen members of the public at the meeting, so we were able to be well spread out.

The meeting itself was as you might expect for a formal event very formulaic, and it turns out that it is the first face to face for two years, it sees the retirement of 5 councillors (who are not standing in the next election) including the current mayor.

There were some interesting points of discussion, but one of the main ones was a written question from a councillor from our ward, asking if anything could be done about the badgers and foxes in town. It appears they are a bit of a nuisance. We have personal experience of this, when they go it in to our garden and tried to trash the lawn.

Badgers it turns out are very difficult to remove from the area. Natural England, the body that controls policy for the admittedly cute looking beasties will pretty much only grant a licence for the removal of badgers if it involves building subsidence.

Foxes are a different kettle of fish. Do what you want with them.

It turns out that the best population control mechanism for both species is quite straightforward; stop feeding them. Stop making life easy for them.

But they are so cute!

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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