Day: 27 October 2014

I like to boast that my fortnightly newsletter and blog gives a lot of information about policies and actions that affect Ludlow, especially my patch, Ludlow North. I try also to give a bit of background information. In last night’s newsletter, I provided a bit of background information that has tickled people pink. Thanks to all those who have pointed out the typo. I wrote: “Shropshire Council’s planning meetings these days are often arduous. In October the South Planning Committee ate for five hours.” Of course, I meant to write that the “committee sat for five hours”. But this is probably the best typo I have made for a long while! The planning committee I was writing about only got back to Shirehall 15 minutes before the meeting started. Committee members had to bolt sandwiches in a secretary’s office. Our late return from site visits has happened before. On a previous occasion, the chairman had the temerity – possibly brought on by near starvation – to eat a sandwich in the committee room before the meeting started. One of the developers, annoyed with our rejection of his application, made a formal complaint about eating of sandwiches in the committee room!…

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