I READ your report and column piece about the town council’s finances in LymeOnline (October 2) with interest, as often the various comments each have merit.
However, while the mayor is correct that the town council will not be allowed to go bust, the government could appoint commissioners to run affairs who will balance the books and have perhaps scant regard to local priorities.
Should the town council assist with ensuring the continued presence of a post office? Most residents would say yes, it should, but as a catalyst to encourage others.
It could own the lease but not run the operation, such as the Marine Theatre or the commercial operations on Marine Parade.
The COVID pandemic has often brought to the fore issues that were there before. Given the will, solutions can be found.
Pine Walk, Lyme Regis