Press release tidal wave from HCC

March 4, 2013 12:00 AM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan
Out-of-touch Conservatives running Herts County Council have launched an attempt to drown local media in unwanted press releases.
The Liberal Democrat opposition highlighted over 2000 press releases on locality budgets sent out in less than 3 years, at the budget meeting of the county council, and pointed out that most local newspapers and radio stations have said they don't want them.
The Tories hit back in the only way they know how - by sending even more, clogging up inboxes across the county. 22 came out the next day, then a record 62 the day after.
'We know virtually no-one reads them - why waste money producing them?' said LibDem councillor Malcolm Cowan.