There is a cold wind blowing off the sea today and the chill of it cuts deeply into our community as our council seek to approve the hardest of budgets. The impact on us all will be harsh given that most council departments are already running on empty!
Yet in the chaos of all that the parking meter insanity pops up like an unwelcome guest at a Christmas party. One suggestion it seems is to expand the range of the parking meters in the hope of generating more income! Perhaps that suggestion is better placed at the Mad Hatter's Party rather than a Christmas party!
In passing it is worth noting that two councillors heading sections have decided to take six week holidays during the budget consultation period. That's a little like taking the job in Santa's grotto and then asking for Christmas off.
Or perhaps in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter any more.