ANN SUGGIT who resigned from Hedon Town Council on November 14th 2013 in support of Jim and Sue Lindop has spoken out in support of the couple, whilst complaining about others on the council who she says did not support the former Mayor and Mayoress, particularly in regard to the Christmas Lights.
In the letter addressed to the Hedon Blog, Ann Suggit, who is still a councillor for South West Holderness Ward on the East Riding Council, says:
“I wish to break my silence on this subject and it will not be the last, and it will be factual.
I have seen on the Hedon Blog that J Dennis thanked everyone for the Christmas lights turn on, and it was the best ever. How many meetings did he attend? None.
Why not be honest to say it was Jim Lindop the previous Mayor who has turned this event around with the help of the girls in the Town Hall office, especially Sandy the secretary.
Residents complained about the noisy large fairground rides with loud music; he changed this to a traditional evening with carols singers, more stalls and a compere, Father Christmas provided by the Lions in the market place instead of the Town Hall and after a suggestion from the girls, reindeer, generously paid for by Vivergo Fuels.
Until quite recently no other councillor of Hedon Town Council was involved, it is not right that others try to take the credit.
Not once has Mr Dennis said what a great job Jim and Sue Lindop did as Mayor and Mayoress over the last 18 months and whilst I was in hospital, they have received letters and emails from many very important people saying how much they had enjoyed attending Hedon and the hospitality provided.
It is a shame for Hedon that they were not supported by the council.”
When Ann Suggit initially heard the news that an election had been claimed by residents to fill the two vacant councillor positions, she said that she would have preferred full elections for all the 12 councillor positions. She feels that it will be very difficult for two new councillors to do anything for Hedon as they would be hindered by the existing councillors.
Would she stand again for the Town Council in any by-election we asked? She has certainly not ruled that out.
The Hedon Blog thanks Ann for her letter and her right-to-reply, but in publishing it we do not want to re-ignite the same points covered in the Hedon Mayor Resigns! article. We ask for any new comments about the resignation to be posted under that article, and please don’t simply repeat points that have already been said by others there. Please refer to our Comments – Community Guidelines.
Any comments about the Hedon Christmas Lights, and how they might have changed!? – Please post here.