Letter: Shropshire Star (not one of mine)
A local councillor has replied to one of my recent letters in the Shropshire Star.
Stuart Parr asks "When was the last time your local council did anything to promote St George’s Day?" (Starmail, December 7).
Could I point out that Hadley & Leegomery Parish Council put up display bunting on that day and flew the flag of St George at its offices in Hadley.
Since taking control of the parish council from the Labour Party at the last election, the Residents’ Association, along with some independents, resolved to erect a flag pole outside its offices in Hadley and has since flown the Union Flag permanently except for April 23, when the Cross of St George is flown.
I realise we are in the minority.
Cllr John Smart
We certainly are in the minority Mr Smart. Hadley (and to a lesser extent, Leegomery) is rather "multicultural" so well done that man. Spoke to one of my parish councillors this evening and asked if we would be having St Georges Day celebrations next year in this parish. He said he didn't know. I'll press him on it closer to the time although the with the little darlings round here they wouldn't last very long.