Poor councillors

I AM greatly heartened to see two singularly important, but often overlooked, points raised by Ted Bocking and Kirsty Fletcher (Letters, August 9). Firstly, Mr Bocking raises the unpleasant suggestion a much bigger and perhaps more sinister objective lie

I AM greatly heartened to see two singularly important, but often overlooked, points raised by Ted Bocking and Kirsty Fletcher (Letters, August 9).

Firstly, Mr Bocking raises the unpleasant suggestion a much bigger and perhaps more sinister objective lies behind this unpopular proposal to turn part of Riverside Park into a car park.. I am inclined to agree with him, as 20 years residence in this town have shown me that such a pattern inevitably follows each development in this area.

Secondly, Ms Fletcher's point about the apparent lack of representation of the electorate by some councillors is also worrying.

I am aware some people might support the destruction of our precious green space in the name of progress, but anecdotal evidence seems to put them in the minority.

My job as a teacher of citizenship at a Fenland school requires me to explain the principle that elected representatives are in office purely to express the views of the electorate.

A nagging doubt at the back of my mind tells me that the people of Huntingdon are not really getting this service from all of their elected representatives. I hope I will be proved wrong on this issue and the whole suggestion is dropped quickly.

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D D WHITEHEAD, Dovehouse Close, Godmanchester