North Devonians born and bred

SIR - C J Smith s letter in the North Devon Gazette, ON September 16 really destroys the excuse made by some of those who describe the area in which we live as Northern Devon instead of, the correct, North Devon. Some argue that using Northern Devon make

SIR - C J Smith's letter in the North Devon Gazette, ON September 16 really destroys the excuse made by some of those who describe the area in which we live as Northern Devon instead of, the correct, North Devon.

Some argue that using Northern Devon makes the people of Torridge "feel included." Those people born, for example, in Bideford are and always have been North Devonians just as those born in Barnstaple are.

The idea to reshape the constituency boundaries also makes sense. It seems illogical that North Devon is split between two parliamentary constituencies particularly given the real possibility of a joint management arrangement between the Torridge and North Devon councils. Perhaps the possibility of reshaping the constituency boundaries will take the minds of the Boundary Committee off of the unwelcome and unwanted Unitary Authority proposals!

Robin Harman


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