Can We Afford Expensive Gimmicks?

Bristol City Council has agreed to subsidise the Hydrogen Powered Ferry to the tune of £250,000 per year, despite the numerous calls for this expensive ‘vanity’ venture to be stopped.

Clifton East campaigner Marcus Bruton says, “These gimmicks just can’t be afforded.  Conservative councillors proposed that some of this money instead be used to tackle potholes and improving road surfaces, but the Liberal Democrats ignored these calls for better use of council taxpayers money.”

He continued, “Whilst this is an attempt to reduce Bristol’s carbon footprint, making the public bus network more competitive would reduce more car journeys, reducing the footprint substantially.  The Bristol council taxpayer once again is made to suffer.