A strength of feeling
COUNCILLOR Franklin s serious heart condition was a good reason for staying away from the Longboat debate (Budleigh Journal, August 27).
COUNCILLOR Franklin's serious heart condition was a good reason for staying away from the Longboat debate (Budleigh Journal, August 27). Even experienced tightrope-walkers would take a break when they develop vertigo.
I have attended many planning meetings before, but have never witnessed such uproar.
While the cry "I am glad you are ill" is inexcusable, it, and the heckling, show the strength of feeling shared by the majority of the town's residents.
Your reporter did not mention the tearful comments from a severely disabled pensioner. She focused on Cllr Franklin's "unprovoked" sufferings.
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In my view, the new chairman's light-hearted quips increased the anger - a serious error of judgement. I thought the whole afternoon was full of misjudgements by officers, several committee members and the council's solicitor.
All this combined to fire the explosive "bad behaviour" on the part of normally responsible, law-abiding citizens.
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