Letters, June 11, 2015

The Nat West bank in High Street, Doncaster.
The Nat West bank in High Street, Doncaster.

Free Press readers’ have their say

The Scarlet Pimpernels

The deputy mayor (and adding all his other titles) certainly got rattled with the previous week’s letter stating that she never sees the local councillors only at the time of elections. His reply should be treated the same as the piffle that was printed on the leaflets that were posted through our letter boxes, IGNORED.

Can he honestly state that he carried out ward meetings/neighbourhood walks etc. in his ward, I don’t think so.

If the two Balby North/Hexthorpe councillors are to earn any credit for the job they do, stop treating residents as complete idiots and let people see you in the ward, leaflet them as to where and when the meetings are to be held, because over the last few years you have been scarcer than the Scarlet Pimpernel.

And remember this, there are many voters in this ward that are hardworking and only receiving a small percentage of what you receive for the few hours you and other councillors put in weekly.

L Cotterell

Warminster Road, Balby


Being a UKIP candidate in the recent elections, I attended the election count at Doncaster Racecourse on Friday 8th of May.

This was the day after the parliamentary results returned Doncaster’s three Labour MPs to Westminster - all with slightly increased majorities.

It seemed every strange being in the counting hall and hearing large groups of Labour party members whooping and screaming at the top of their voices, each time a Labour Councillor was re-elected, despite the fact that the day before the Labour party had suffered the most humiliating national defeat in living memory.

Could it be that they were rejoicing in the fact that their Labour colleagues had managed to retain their place with their snouts back firmly in the councillor expenses trough?

Mick Glynn, Hatfield Town Councillor (UKIP) Doncaster Road, Hatfield

Ring a bell?

With regards to the Westminster bank (above) in High Street, which you mentioned in last week’s Free Press.

The front of the bank was cleaned sometime between 1945-49.

The work was done by the firm of JM Butterfield, builder of Hexthorpe, where I was employed in the office, situated in Cherry Tree Sidings, just over the bridge at Hexthorpe.

Maybe someone will know, was it called sand blasting? As this rings a bell.

AM Cox

Morrison Drive, Rossington


Terminally ill Jeffrey Spector was brave to take the Dignitas route to ending his life. The “last supper” was a great idea. It is time to look again at assisted suicide in our country.

Max Nottingham