Daily Archives: May 4th, 2018

Margaret’s 100th Birthday

Margaret’s 100th Birthday
Today is the 100th Birthday of a lovely lady called Margaret Rowley.
 
Margaret lives at Hickathrift House where the wonderful staff support her.
 
I was invited to join Margaret and her family to celebrate her special day for an afternoon tea.
 
The celebration was laid on by the Hickathrift Staff and Margaret had a very nice time surrounded by her family.
 
It really was a memorable afternoon. Margaret received her letter from The Queen. I had the privilege of talking to Margaret who told me about the amazing life she has led and the many things she has done. I found her inspirational.
 
I’d like to thank the family and the Hickathrift staff for inviting me to share the celebration with them. And I would like to wish Margaret a very Happy Birthday.

More Inaccuracy

More Inaccuracy

I am quite used to a certain local newspaper regularly using inaccuracy and lies to attack me.  It is with a sense of resignation that they have chosen to do it once again.

You will notice that the newspaper has chosen a “headline” for Mr Smith’s letter which suggests that I have not responded to Mr. Smith.  Now if I were being generous I would say that this is a mistake brought about by them not being bothered to read the content of Mr. Smiths’s letter.  But I have no generosity left for the Wisbech Standard and so I can only presume that it’s purpose is to once again try and have a pop at my reputation by suggesting I have not responded to Mr. Smith in a timely fashion.

In fact, this is completely false.  The issue that concerns Mr Smith is actually not something I am directly responsible for – it is a matter for the Assets Committee, which I do not sit on.  But nevertheless I have responded to Mr Smith on multiple occasions; by email, on social media, and on this very blog.  I did so as soon as he asked about the issue, back in January, and on several occasions since.  Mr Smith has also received a response from Susanah Farmer, the Operations Manager at Wisbech Town Council, back in January.

Mr Smith may not be happy with the answers he has been given and that is his prerogative, but it is false for the newspaper to suggest that he has not had a response.  In fact, Mr Smith does not claim that I have not responded to him.  The content of his letter makes clear that he is waiting for a response from the Chairman of the Assets Committee.   My suggestion that he write to the Chairman was only made a couple of weeks ago and I am sure he will get a response in due course.  Wisbech Town Councillors are volunteers, many of whom have full time jobs, and so cannot respond in 24 hours.  I would expect that the Chairman will give an answer, as Mr Smith has already been given answers, and that he will still not be happy with the answer.

Wis-Beach Day 2018

Wis-Beach Day 2018