It is very unfortunate that many councils have not moved into the 21st century and realised that society has moved on. Whether to the betterment or not is for the individual to decide. Parish Councils have been cosy local areas which on the whole looked after their communities first and foremost by bending rules here and there but, getting the job done. Having a council which is still not even aware of what they can or should do and having no hard and fast rules to follow is it any wonder there is so much confusion and emergence of the strongest take the prize mentality.
When one looks at our system sorry "feeding trough" imported from Europe, and disregard for morals and what is right, from the top down, where deceit, incompetence and corrupt lying brings rewards not consequences, is it any wonder decent people coming forward to serve their communities are an endangered species and almost impossible to find.
I say sod the polar bear and the pada adopt a parish councillor