Marriage barrier

SO St Ives Town Council will be selling the Corn Exchange (our sole town community centre) without planning consent and at a considerably reduced price so they can off-load it following their five years of inertia. I deplore the decision taken by them in

SO St Ives Town Council will be selling the Corn Exchange (our sole town community centre) without planning consent and at a considerably reduced price so they can off-load it following their five years of inertia.

I deplore the decision taken by them "in camera". I wonder what the reactions will be to the sale from the Corn Exchange's neighbouring retail business owners.

In view of this outcome, is it not now time for a change in our local electoral system? I think married couples should not be able to stand as candidates to serve on the same council, as is the situation on the present St Ives Town Council.

MARILYN ZANCONATO, Parkside, St Ives