Reverend should join the fight
I READ with interest the letter in last week s Standard from the Rev Fiona Brampton. I am very happy to add more words to the Mereham debate as I feel I have an absolute duty to do all I can to protect the people of the area who elected me to the county c
I READ with interest the letter in last week's Standard from the Rev Fiona Brampton.
I am very happy to add more words to the Mereham debate as I feel I have an absolute duty to do all I can to protect the people of the area who elected me to the county council. I am proud to represent Haddenham and to be fighting against the dreadful threat that is Mereham.
It is very possible that Fiona knows more about the Mereham issue than I do, her church is, after all, next door to the Arkenstall Centre where the public inquiry has been taking place for the last four weeks.
I have attended the inquiry for a lot of the time and I learn more of the proposed horrors every time I visit. I just have never seen Fiona in the public gallery at the inquiry or anywhere near the Arkenstall Centre but maybe our paths have just never crossed. If Fiona really believes that Multiplex will supply much needed low cost housing and well-paid jobs, I suggest she should have listened to the speakers at the inquiry.
Fiona talks of a fear of disturbing friendships and a sense of intimidation in Haddenham. This threat has filled the villages with a real sense of community. I have made contact with many people of different ages, political opinions, and income groups and really appreciated a feeling of working together. I feel a genuine love for my fellow campaigners that will last for a very long time.
Maybe at present there is more love and togetherness in the car park at the Arkenstall Centre at 9.30am every day than anywhere else in Haddenham.
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Join us Fiona, we would all appreciate your support as a leader of our community. We have the support of our doctors, we would love the support of our religious leaders also. We are all working together as a team, and I know I speak for the rest of the protesters in saying that you would be welcomed with open arms.
County council member for Haddenham and division district council member for Stretham Ward.