Councillors should get behind community events

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AT THE age of 58, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt compelled to write to the Dispatch before, despite being aggravated by many individuals comments over the years.

I am, and have always been, a Labour voter and supporter. On Friday July 15, however, I was completely disgusted to read the Letter from Coun Jim Grundy (Lab) aimed at the organisers of the Help For Heroes Event at Rolls-Royce in Hucknall last month (‘Local Tories Turned Show Into Party Politics In The Park’).

In the past, I too have organised many charity events and know the hassle, frustration, hard work and commitment that goes into making them a success.

While the organisers and myself might be politically worlds apart, I wholeheartedly support what they did and have done in relation to their event. As a Labour supporter, I’m ashamed that one of our councillors, for whom I voted, has used this opportunity to strike a cheap blow at a group of young men who have tried to pay their respects to a lost friend and raise much-needed money for a fantastic charity at the same time.

Perhaps next time such a situation arises, our councillors should do what they’ve been elected to do and get behind community events and use their influence to support such fantastic occasions. Shame on you Coun Grundy!

ALICE WALKER,

Christchurch Road,

Hucknall.