AFTER reading Kath Reeder’s patronising letter to Ms Heaps, I decided to take her on.
Firstly if UKIP were the majority party (Heaven forbid) they would have done exactly the same thing and John Turner would be deputy mayor.
She then bleats on about the nomination process, when she knows very well that another more involved process complete with speeches takes place at the mayor’s installation next month.
Then she decries Ian’s community involvement before and after becoming a councillor.
Before he became a councillor he went to the council to look for permission to take on the running of the old and non-used community centre.
After many weeks of negotiations he won the right to have it. Because of the state of the building he began to refurbish it.
It has now become a thriving place for various functions, ie coffee mornings, Hallowe’en nights, and children’s very popular Christmas concerts.
I could fill any number of spaces with the extra work he does outside council work, so I’ll just quote too, a lady who wrote to the Advertiser, to thank the gentleman who cleared Droppingwell Road of rubbish saying what a great improvement it was. Guess who the gentleman was? Yes, it was Ian.
Also he is the Armed Forces Champion and with other colleagues organises Armed Forces Day and we all know how well they turn out.
So why have I written this letter? Because I’m proud to be a friend of his.
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