A Letter to the Editor from Richard INESON, presenting an Open Letter to Councillor Jane KENYON on the subject of the wide disparity in spend on traffic infrastructure in differnt areas od the country.
Dear Mr Editor,
Your readers may be interested to read my recent letter to Cllr. Kenyon, as follows:
“Dear Cllr. Kenyon,
I am writing to you in your capacity as Chair of the Whitby Traffic Partnership.
I understand that there were two items, amongst others, on the agenda, of the recent meeting of the WTP, in which I have particular interest, one relates to the application for membership of the WTP, from a member of the public, and the other relates to the consideration by the members of the WTP to allow members of the public to attend its meetings, as observers.
Could you tell me the results of the discussions relating to these two matters please?
I understand that the government provides funding for the transport infrastructure, in London at the rate of over £2,700 (two thousand seven hundred pounds) per head of the population, whereas funding for the same purpose, in the North East of England is only £5.00 (five pounds) per head.
Has SBC, NYCC, the Scarborough Transport Forum, our Member of Parliament, or the Whitby Traffic Partnership made any representations to the government about this seeming enormous disparity in the provision of this funding between London and the N. East of England?
I think we should be told.
Richard Ineson. Whitby. 22nd March, 2012.