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Why we’re making our feelings known
10:25am Monday 6th August 2012 in Letters to the Editor
NIGEL Hedges, in his letter of August 3, expresses surprise that the Echo continues to publish letters from correspondents with the temerity to criticise Bournemouth and its administration.
The reason Mr Hedges, that I, Richard Grant and the many others who continue to contribute regularly to the letters column, do so is because no one in the council seems to take any notice.
The best we can hope for is a responding letter from the council spin department, more or less telling us to mind our own business.
To suggest that all Mr Grant needs to do is stand for council to make his feelings known is naive.
He has to get elected and the only way to do that is on the back of a political party. And yes Mr Hedges, I have stood for council (as an Independent) and also been in business in the town in which I was born and educated.
The letters page is the only way we can let our feelings be known, making sure that the administration of the town is accountable in some small way.