No politics in council paper...
I AM a bit concerned about Cllr Richard Barnbrook. He writes (Post, June 3) that his party will abolish the council s community newspaper when they take control from Labour. He fears the newspaper will tell us what to do and who to vote for. Well I can
I AM a bit concerned about Cllr Richard Barnbrook.
He writes (Post, June 3) that his party will abolish the council's community newspaper when they take control from Labour.
He fears the newspaper will tell us what to do and who to vote for.
Well I can put Mr Barnbrook's mind at rest - I've read every page of the community paper and there are no political messages, only information about the borough from tenants' association meetings, to recreation activities onto gardening and cooking tips.
But I do receive political messages from his party though, on a regular basis through their newsletters.
I am not bothered by them trying to influence me, I believe everyone has the right to promote their views and I certainly do not want to see any political opinions be abolished.
- 1 Revealed: Your favourite fish and chip shop in east London
- 2 Two arrested after man 'seriously assaulted' in row over parking
- 3 Dispersal order authorised near Barking Park due to antisocial behaviour
- 4 Company fined in court over builder's skips in Dagenham and Chadwell Heath
- 5 Travel bulletin: Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham
- 6 Boy, 5, dies after 'unexplained' incident off Heathway
- 7 Dagenham man fined within hours of fly-tipping at bus stop
- 8 Dagenham man jailed for 12 years for punching to death Marius Lakavicius
- 9 Maskless passengers on London trains and buses fined 4,000 times
- 10 Abba Voyage: A spectacular trip into an enchanted world
So, Mr Barnbrook, when you have abolished the council newspaper, how will you keep the residents of Barking and Dagenham informed on what is happening in the borough?
Will asking questions about them when they are in control be abolished as well?