Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

AT A pub­lic meet­ing in New Rom­ney 166 peo­ple voted in favour of a parish poll on the Lydd Air­port ex­pan­sion plans. The meet­ing, chaired by prospec­tive par­lia­men­tary can­di­date Damian Collins, had to be moved to St Ni­cholas Church be­cause the As­sem­bly Rooms were not big enough. The meet­ing, held on Fri­day night, was opened by Mark Sk­il­beck, who told the pub­lic that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of New Rom­ney, Cllr Clive Wire and Cllr Sally May­cock, were un­able to at­tend. Only res­i­dents on the elec­toral roll for the coastal and town wards in New Rom­ney parish were el­i­gi­ble to vote on the pro­posal to call a parish poll, which will cost New Rom­ney Town Coun­cil up to £4,000.

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