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SIR - I would like to respond to the concerns of Joanne Bell of Yelland whose letter appeared in the Gazette regarding proposed developments of the Fremington army camp. I am one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates that Joanne stated is not inter
SIR - I would like to respond to the concerns of Joanne Bell of Yelland whose letter appeared in the Gazette regarding proposed developments of the Fremington army camp.
I am one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates that Joanne stated is "not interested" in her suggestions.
On the contrary, I am always keen to know what people are concerned about and I am genuinely interested in hearing other people's ideas and suggestions.
Might I add at this point that I do not live in a palatial country house or a manor, but in a modest home in Yelland myself.
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As an English Democrat, I represent a new breed of political party, a party that is run by the people for the people and so do care and will listen to what people feel.
I fully understand Joanne's anger and anxiety at the recent proposals for use of the Fremington camp land and whole-heartedly agree with her idea to transform the land into a beautiful country park that can be enjoyed by all.
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Most kids today do sit glued to a TV, watching DVDs, or playing computer games (some of which are not suitable) simply because they have nothing else to do.
This, I believe, is one of the many reasons that we do now live in a broken society.
To develop land for yet more housing will, without doubt, have a devastating impact on the already strained local infrastructure and will see more children sitting inside with nowhere to play.
With regard to the proposal to use Fremington army camp to house the huge number of migrant workers needed to build the wind farm, I must state that I only agree with the wind farm if it can be proved to be an efficient energy supply and doesn't just become an excuse to over-charge customers for a greener fuel.
Furthermore, why should it be migrant workers brought in to work on the world's biggest off-shore wind farm when so many local people are in desperate need of work?
Maybe we need to channel more energy into improving our broken society and local job opportunities.
English Democrats PPC
for North Devon.