Let's vote down tyranny
PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 April 2013
Fellow citizens of Exmouth, I fear that democracy is dying in England, and that tyranny has taken its place, especially in East Devon.
Here, things we want, need, and use, are being taken from us, such as the toilets on the Elizabeth Hall site.
And those things we do not want, have not asked for, and have expressed a wish against, are being thrust upon us.
I speak, of course, of that overbearing fortress of a Premier Inn which is to disfigure our seafront.
The loss of the toilets is the weakest point of the Whitbread plan, its Achilles heel.
If local government wishes to attract new custom, it should provide the right attractive features, not take them away!
Any replacement toilets will be in a different place and will not be built in time to serve our needs as residents, not to omit those of our regular visitors.
On Thursday, May 2, an election takes place which will be your opportunity to choose your county council representative for the next four years.
Be careful whom you choose! Make sure that your candidate supports the projects you want and not those with which you disagree.
If in doubt, do not vote. If the councillors lack your mandate, they will be unable to order those disagreeable planners to proceed.
The survival of democracy, the will of the people, is in your hands!
Janet T Sawyer