Elderly must be the priority
I WAS reading the paper about three weeks ago and came across a story about an old woman who had had a stroke, and she was sent home with carers. However, because of the money situation, some of these carers were taken off this old lady, and I, like many others, were raving about the decision. Lo and behold, a week later, we hear that the leader of our council, David Phillips, is making a pitch to spend £600,000 on a talking chamber.
Then, to my utter amazement, they said that we had to make savings within three years of £45million. No one I have spoken to was asked whether or not they wanted a boulevard; no one was asked if they wanted the leader of the party to spend £600,000 on a talking shop, and the biggest shock to me was, every morning I open my front door and I see the old Guildhall. I don't know how much money they are spending, but it must be a few million; They have taken everything out of the Brangwyn Hall to do it up, and I was there at the beginning of the year and there was nothing wrong with it; it was perfectly fine.
Now I am quite sure again that we were never asked if we should waste money on that when we were in such financial trouble. And if I wanted to be petty, it seems that buildings in other parts of Swansea that have been left to go derelict for years seem to be ignored, but if it's a council building that needs to be restored they seem to find the money straight away. The point of this letter is this; the old and the vulnerable are the most important. Buildings are just buildings. The elderly are human beings.