HOW depressing to read your report on the Cullompton Town Council meeting Former Mayor denies claim of bullying clerk, Gazette, Tuesday, May 22.
It stirs echoes of TV town Royston Vasey and the catchphrase 'this is a local town for local people'. It's even more spooky when you can spot a kinship with the League of Gentlemen characters!
I have attended a couple of council meetings. The first 15 minutes are for the public to ask questions – but you have to fill in a form first!
This inevitably is the route of former councillors to vent their spleen. I recall one standing up to say he found the seating arrangement around the council table "unacceptable" and said it should be changed. Riveting progressive stuff, eh? "Cullompton on the Move" right enough.
What was it they spend on consultants' fees for that town logo that could have been designed in the local primary school? I recall it was £7,500.
The present behaviour is most likely to discourage business and young professional families from settling here. Perhaps their logo would be "Cullompton on the Move..to Cranbrook?"
After all, there they will have a new railway station, better public transport and amenities. Please try to be positive Murray Mint, Tattsyrup, Geoff Tipps et al.
JAMES MACPHERSON Cullompton