Lichfield district Tory councillor Colin Greatorex, says people with serious infirmities do no expect free parking.
Disabled does not mean poor, he adds.
He even claims the residents of Lichfield positively want disabled drivers to be charged for parking.
In Colin Greatorex’s view, to let a crippled woman who cannot work park her car for free is to treat her as a, “second class citizen”.
Greatorex scared off
It was only a threat of formal objections from Staffordshire County Council that scared the part-time clerk off trying to force charges on the disabled.
But that is not the end of it.
His Tory ‘leader’, part-time HSBC banker Michael Wilcox, reportedly said, “We will hold off on this but will look again at the implications to see if it is something we may want to do in future.”
There is growing alarm at the anti-social excesses of Lichfield District Council (LDC).
Wilcox and his fellow Tories habitually force increases in council tax to the maximum amount possible.
There was concern when he cost the taxpayers thousands of pounds by adding yet more people to his ‘cabinet’, allegedly to pay off political favours.
Snouts in the trough
They have also voted themselves massive inflation-busting hikes in their own allowances while slashing public services and getting rid of staff.
Labour councillor, Eric Drinkwater, called the Tory move, “morally obscene”.
Members of an independent panel of pay advisers were appalled. They raised concerns about the council’s accounting procedures.
Seems to have lied
Wilcox also seems to have lied to cling on to power and the public money with which he lines his pockets.
In a leaked email he said he qualified to stay on as ‘leader’ after he left the district to live in East Staffordshire because he owned a property in the district.
But LDC legal officer Baljit Nahal then said he did not own any land.
They want Wilcox replaced
That raised questions since Wilcox claimed to have taken her advice and guidance about his job before saying he did own a property.
Now it seems that was a lie as well.
LDC insiders say they want Wilcox replaced.
Wilcox embroiled in a string of controversies