Forced to reply for sake of the facts
IN the interest of accuracy, relevance and honesty I find that against my stated wishes (ie) “Letter War” I must reply to Councillor Gardner’s putrid letter of June 15 2016. Her pathetic attempt at “bullying by media” cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.
To date I have not called Cllr Gardner “a liar” as she claims, I try to conduct myself with decency and only dive to this level when I am given no other option. It is a great pity that the nuns who allegedly educated Councillor Gardner could not instil restraint in her while they had the chance all those years ago.
I am the “same Fagan who stood for UKIP at the last council elections” and I am proud of the support I received in my first step into the jungle of local politics where apparently anything goes. I managed to come 4th out of 9 which given voter dynamics in Townfield ward was a respectable result. I left UKIP shortly after the election over an issue of principle not policy. In contrast Cllr Gardner has remained “loyal” to the Labour dogma from the warmongering years of Blair to the ban-all-weapons policy of the current administration. Whatever her reasons, Ms Gardner obviously sees issues of principle differently than I do as I have heard nothing from her or her colleagues in the Hayes wards about the antiSemitism and broken London transport fares promises that impact on many in the Hayes area.
Ms Gardner knows full well that I lack neither the “courage” or intelligence to speak to people of all ages in any numbers and I do so on a regular basis. It is these people who are telling me that they are “nervous/afraid” to enter Hayes after evening time.
Eventually Councillor Gardner did admit that the issues raised do exist but offered no suggestions as to how they might be solved. Just when I thought that Gardner could not sink any lower in my opinion she managed to achieve this by appearing to gloat at the accommodation difficulties currently being experienced by my friend Mr Dixon and Ms Gandy. Both of these hard working people are intelligent enough to deal with Ms Gardner in their own way, but I fear for others who have entrusted personal or private information into the “care” of Councillor Gardner.
I do sincerely hope that this matter can be laid to rest here, thus freeing up Councillor Gardner to continue with her efforts to address problems that are threatening to escalate out of control. BERNARD FAGAN Avondale Drive, Hayes