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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

D D WHITEHEAD, Dovehouse Close, Godmanchester

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus