I was fortunate enough to be at last Wednesday’s Stockbridge and Inverleith Community Council (S&ICC) meeting which restored my faith in local democracy.
Mr Johnson-Cooper’s passionate and informed plea in support of the St Stephen’s Church clock bell was impressive and persuasive. He was not alone. There were several others who spoke in support.
It is irksome, to say the least, that the S&ICC is so reluctant to take on board the settled view of the Stockbridge community. But there we are – perhaps they have other fish to fry. Representing Stockbridge is clearly not one of them.
Thank God that we still have people like Mr Johnson-Cooper who are willing and able to say what needs to be said.
On a minor note, can Mr Brennan (S&ICC chair) be slightly less partisan and – please, please – can we keep Councillor Hinds’s contributions to a maximum of two minutes? Her constant droning-on makes you lose the will to live.
[See also Breaking news, 22.10.14.]
This is the way to write letters to the paper: blunt, focused, and with an incendiary last sentence. http://www.broughtonspurtle.org.uk/letters/faith-restored-willtolive-lost …
@theSpurtle I wonder how the 'settled will of the Stockbridge community' has been gauged by your correspondent. Those who shout the loudest?
@theSpurtle the Council are run by Dave Spart clones who hate the middle, upper middle andupper classes, from which most Sparts come from
@theSpurtle Stockbridge logic: bell must chime for those who won't hear it as they're asleep; disturbed to stay awake to appease sleepers.
@theSpurtle Anyway, I thought the 'settled will' of Stockbridge was that Raeburn Place be transformed into a charity shop ghetto.
@theSpurtle so you support letters which are rude and only report their interpretation of a meeting?
SMK007 @woolfox007 34 minutes ago
@NTCleanStreets @NewTownFlaneur @theSpurtle Live beside church but opinion never asked. For record, don't agree bells should ring at night.
Spurtle's one point was: 'This is the way to write letters to the paper'. Number of replies & umpteen retweets proves it. @LAHinds
@theSpurtle It's not 'droning on' it's 'leadership' as any light rail enthusiast will confirm. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/1679/tram_project_turnaround_scoops_council_top_industry_award …
It's all about the church bells in Edinburgh. https://twitter.com/thespurtle/status/524645611375951873 …
@edinburghpaper @theSpurtle Drones seem to be everywhere at moment http://www.broughtonspurtle.org.uk/letters/faith-restored-willtolive-lost …