Letter published in WHT on 10th September.
In trying to show at last week's council
meeting how ward councillors had been frozen out of the debate over the
poplars at Stanborough lakes, I called in evidence what Dennis Lewis had
told me - that he as then Handside councillor had not been consulted.
Mere mention of Dennis's name brought forth
hisses and groans from a number of Conservative councillors.
Now I have been involved in various aspects
of life in WGC for over 30 years and have got to know Dennis in a number
of capacities. I have no illusions that he has a number of behaviours
that can be trying. However what cannot be denied is the prodigious
effort he has put into serving both his party and the town's citizens
over the past 40 years, and he is still active now. Despite being a
member of another party, I have no difficulty in saying that we are
infinitely the better for his involvement.
It is a sad commentary on the state of the
current Tory party in Welwyn Hatfield that even one, let alone
several, of his party colleagues thinks his record deserves such
scornful treatment. Maybe they would like to identify themselves and
Liberal Democrat councillor