Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

Sir, What ig­no­rant jour­nal­ism in the Edi­tor’s Com­ment (Septem­ber). It is a vi­cious at­tack on ur­ban youth. The edi­tor should be ashamed of him­self. His fourth para­graph is a dis­grace­ful sum­ming up of ur­ban youth.

Do all youth in ru­ral ar­eas have ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of ur­ban life - in­dus­try, com­merce, man­u­fac­tur­ing, trans­port, bank­ing, univer­sity re­search, spe­cial­ist hos­pi­tals, all of which are im­por­tant to ur­ban and city dweller equally?

As Peter Bax­en­dale, a con­trib­u­tor to Feed­back in the Septem­ber is­sue states: “Life EDI­TOR’S NOTE: Reg­u­lar read­ers will know that my words are very of­ten tonguein-cheek and should not al­ways be taken se­ri­ously. I do, how­ever, note your point about the value of two-way ed­u­ca­tion. in the Cotswolds can be a lit­tle in­su­lar at times”. I did not ex­pect the edi­tor to be so bi­ased in his com­ments on ur­ban youth.

I am a Here­ford­shire girl who moved to the city for her train­ing and ca­reer,and who now lives in re­tire­ment in Worces­ter­shire. (our area is cov­ered by Cotswold Life).

I ap­plaud both ur­ban and ru­ral youth. Let us ed­u­cate and en­cour­age all of them, and cease to con­demn any of them. EG Shep­herd Dis­ap­pointed Worces­ter­shire re­tiree

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