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Village News Election editorial - Right to reply

Posted on 5th April, 2013

I have been sent two very interesting articles (attached below) on the forthcoming Bleadon Parish Council Election. One from our very own Village News (funded by the parish council (our council tax precept) and produced/edited by a Parish Councillor) and another from a member of the wider public sent to the Weston Mercury.

 

If only the editor of the village news had read BOB or asked the North Somerset Election Specialist then the full facts of the election process would have been made very clear to him and why one is desperately required (i.e. combined elections requested by 2nd April would not incur further significant costs, all of which should be in the budget anyway). He could even have read a previous Mercury article or asked our very well qualified Parish Clerk.

 

To refresh recent memories, here is link to the previous BeInvolved blog post on the Weston Mercury article referred to. http://www.bleadon.org.uk/beinvolved.html?part_id=160604&post_id=13527&action=view_comments

 

It would also have been nice to see the Notice of Election posted on the Parish Council's own website and Facebook page but ...? Only one councillor vacancy has been posted but the link doesn't work (as at 05/04/13)!

 

Please feel free to share this information with all so that the Village News article can be democratically balanced.

 

Letter to Mercury editor on Bleadon ElectionBleadon Village News Election editorial

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