Let's have no personal attacks

I HAVE a great deal of sympathy for Cllr Rod Kennedy and his frustrated position laid out in his letter (Crow Postbag, July 17). The lot of a local politician is not a happy one. Despite political achievements and improvements in the community, there is s

I HAVE a great deal of sympathy for Cllr Rod Kennedy and his frustrated position laid out in his letter (Crow Postbag, July 17).

The lot of a local politician is not a happy one. Despite political achievements and improvements in the community, there is scant reward and little gratitude.

Nevertheless, there is a by-election for a vacant seat on Royston Town Council, and I hope it is not going to be characterised by personal attacks and squalid, negative campaigning.

We need a campaign that concentrates on policy rather than personalities.


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In reflection of Conservative hegemony of local politics (town, district and county councils) within Royston, it is not particularly impressive.

Royston used to have a cinema and an outdoor swimming pool which have both gone. It did have a thriving High Street. It's going.

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We do have the Royston Leisure Centre which seems to charge at such a level that it excludes a significant proportion of the community.

Perhaps, Cllr Kennedy, it is time for a change?

CARLO ZAMBONINI

Royston

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