The chairman of Fleet Town council has claimed there is a silent majority who support his plans to develop Gurkha Square. His words come despite the Fleet Parish poll that gave an emphatic thumbs down to the plans to build a new centre on Gurkha Square.
We think this is delusional and anti-democratic. It seems a number of elected politicians seem to succumb to derangement syndrome when votes don’t go the way they want.
Fleet Town Council are running a separate consultation about the development. Those who wish to express a view can find details here.
Voting closes on 5 October.
He even had a slide that described the Fleet Parish poll vote as overwhelming.
For the record, the Parish poll results were:
- 952 votes were counted
- 753 opposing the scheme
- 199 in favour
- There were two spoiled ballots
In better news, Hart Councillor for Fleet, Steve Forster has called for Hart and Fleet Town Council to work together to come up with a new proposal to improve the community facilities in Fleet. We agree with this approach and would strongly support measures to regenerate Fleet. The starting point ought to be a project to redevelop the whole Civic Quarter and improve the Hart Shopping Centre.