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Cotswold Life - - AUGUST -

Praise as Sue Limb plays her Trump card

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PUTTING YOUNG CUS­TOMERS BE­FORE PROFIT

Sir, I was de­lighted to see that Chel­tenham Race­course and the Jockey Club are launch­ing ini­tia­tives to in­ter­est young­sters in rac­ing A Badge of Be­long­ing, Cotswold Life, July).

Too many sports have ex­cluded young peo­ple in favour of more prof­itable cus­tomers. De­spite the enor­mous amounts of TV money pumped into foot­ball, ticket prices have con­sis­tently in­creased and cor­po­rate needs take prece­dence. Sim­i­larly cricket is sud­denly re­al­is­ing that the loss of school play­ing fields and the cost of ac­tu­ally at­tend­ing a Test match means that in­ter­est is dwin­dling amongst the young.

Rac­ing is em­brac­ing this prob­lem and mak­ing sure that we have a steady sup­ply of race­go­ers in the years to come. April Bad­de­ley Chel­tenham

SUE PLAYS HER TRUMP CARD

Sir, I can­not praise Sue Limb highly enough for her dev­as­tat­ing take­down of the pre­pos­ter­ous Don­ald Trump in her col­umn (Cotswold Life, July).

As well as high­light­ing his stu­pid­ity and mas­sive ego, it was also very, very funny – of­ten the best way to un­set­tle those in power.

Keep up the good work, Sue. Ali­son Mor­ris Staver­ton

THE IM­POR­TANCE OF BE­ING EARNEST

Sir, Adam Edwards rightly sums up the level of de­bate at the low­est level of our lo­cal par­ish and vil­lage coun­cils – mov­ing the start time of the meet­ing to avoid a clash with The Archers Om­nibus while still see­ing at­ten­dees in the pub by noon – but they still do have an im­por­tant lo­cal voice.

With­out this in­put we would be left in the hands of the dreaded Cotswold District Coun­cil, whose an­swer to the prob­lem of poor am­bu­lance re­sponse times – as de­tailed in Adam’s col­umn – is to bung ev­ery re­mote vil­lage £2,000 to buy a de­frib­ri­la­tor and leave us to get on with it. Kevin Cas­tles by email

Cur­tain call

Opera Brava at Rod­mar­ton Manor went in­cred­i­bly well thank you. We were very lucky with the weather in­deed! As ever a huge thank you to you, Mike and all at Cotswold Life for be­ing our me­dia part­ners for the 10th year run­ning. All your ef­forts are val­ued and ap­pre­ci­ated by all at Opera Brava, Rod­mar­ton Manor and our other spon­sors and sup­port­ers. Jeremy Gros

Royal reader

We have also re­ceived a mes­sage from a very spe­cial Royal reader. Turn to Page 194

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