Far cry from council promise

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Having attended the County Council’s reading of the riot act to any tree lovers in Irton, I was greatly amused to read the very threatening letter issued to legitimate protesters.

It is on County Council headed paper that has the phrase “A responsive County Council providing excellent and efficient local services!”

I think the spending of over £200,000 in a battle that goes completely against democracy, ie 95% of the village want the tree kept, is a far cry from responsive or efficient!

This is not a very good example either of David Cameron’s big society when hundreds of local people are outvoted by one property owner!

Mark Vasey

Royal Avenue