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Chosen few make decisions, but we must accept it
11:13am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Your Say
SO Ian Carr has written but not answered Mark Brown’s letter, instead quoting the same reply that we have heard consistently over the years that he has been at Test Valley Borough Council.
Are we to assume all the changes made in the High Street over the same years are because the large majority of Andover residents were in agreement with them? I think not!
How quickly you forget the protests, some from shopkeepers no longer trading here, when you decided to pedestrianise the High Street, how quickly you forget the protests from the Andover people when you stole their Guildhall.
I think it is the chosen few who have made these and other decisions regarding the High Street, and we, the Andover people, have no choice but to accept it, even when more than a few become vocal.
I think you live in a different world to us and somehow believe you are always right and anything that is your idea is the only idea.
Your final sentence in your letter: “We must ensure that the vocal few do not force their opinion on the masses”
is so demeaning to the intelligence of the masses , ie, the Andover people who willingly signed the petition, that I feel you should retract the sentence with an apology through this newspaper.
By “we” is that the opinion of all the Test Valley Borough councillors or just simply your own?
I am a small trader of many years in Bridge Street trying to make a living and I have had to put up with the demise of this town under your leadership, but you can walk away at any time please!
Ron Wood, Bridge Street, Andover