Accusations of misconduct

I write in response to Mr Gething's letter in the February 10 North Somerset Times.

I write in response to Mr Gething's letter in the February 10 North Somerset Times.

As he is a Skatepark Project committee member I can understand his frustration at the decision of the council.

However, I always think it is sad when a political debate descends into accusations of misconduct and contempt.

Why does he imply that if you object to a project being built for a specific group of enthusiasts in one particular location that you are somehow turning your back on the youth of the town?


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It would be great to see as much momentum in a campaign for facilities that would appeal to a broader range of young people, even those that do not skate, blade or BMX.

Mr Gething accuses the council of "thwarting the wishes of an overwhelming majority of Portishead residents". As someone with a passing interest in the abuse of statistics in the media, I would be very interested in the size of the sample group he studied to come to this conclusion.

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TIM BERRY

Conference Avenue, Portishead

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