Why pick on pensioners’ pastimes?

WHAT is it with the Conservatives and pensioners?

They had a go at pensions, their accommodation, their health care, now it seems they are honing in on their pastimes.

I recently joined a bowls club in Northumberland Park. The same Northumberland Park that has been given a few million pounds Lottery grant.

Despite this (or possibly because of it) the council intend to double the yearly rent for the use and upkeep of the green.

If this goes to pass, I have been informed that because of the cost the club may have to be disbanded.

Maybe the pensioner members are an easy target, but I can only speak for myself, as one of the floating voters who switched to Tory at the last election, I will be monitoring the actions (or lack of) in this matter.


North Shields