Abject shame but little surprise

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I read with abject shame but little surprise at the shenanigans of certain councillors of the Billingshurst Parish Council in yet again objecting to the EYE project.

Much has been said in the past about the obvious friction between the council and the community partnership, and the detrimental effect this has on both current and future projects that will ultimately benefit the WHOLE community of Billingshurst.

I’m sure that many had hoped that after the ‘cooling off’ period between these two organisations, smarter heads might have prevailed, but sadly, and almost predictably, this is not the case.

For one councillor to publicly state that they are going against this project and to call for an adjournment is to my mind (and I’m sure many others) a dereliction of the duty of the parish council. This councillor is not representing the views of this village, only a tiny minority that wish to keep Billingshurst in a 1950s time warp.

Those councillors that are against this project and similar efforts for the young would be wise to recognise that the young are our future, and they will also soon be old enough to vote. Such infantile posturing will not be forgotten, and rightly so, come election time.

JASON RUSSELL

Platts Meadow, Billingshurst