Say­ing a fond farewell to wretched for­eign lor­ries

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

As the cam­paign­ers ei­ther for or against in the im­mi­nent ref­er­en­dum con­tinue to ped­dle their sen­sa­tion­al­ist pro­pa­ganda, one sure fact seems to have passed both fac­tions well and truly by.

On the firm as­sump­tion that no­body in Europe will wish to trade with the United King­dom af­ter the Brex­iters pre­vail, won’t there be an enor­mous drop in the com­mer­cial traf­fic en­ter­ing this coun­try?

Af­ter all, with the threat of tar­iffs from their re­spec­tive gov­ern­ments, etc, plus the on­go­ing sat­is­fac­tion of kick­ing the United King­dom where it, ap­par­ently, hurts, we can all say a fond farewell to this wretched trail of lor­ries.

It will be ‘Auf Wieder­se­hen’ to Willi Betz and ‘Adieu’ to Nor­bert Den­tres­san­gle – oh, what bliss!

Turn­ing the M20 into a gi­ant car park when­ever there is trou­ble in France will be a thing of the past, so peace can re­turn to those liv­ing close to junc­tion 11. It all makes so much sense doesn’t it? I just won­der why the Brex­iters haven’t thought of it them­selves. Colin Davis, Front Road, Wood­church

Per­haps most im­por­tantly vol­un­teer­ing is about con­tribut­ing some­thing to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. From the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, to the leader of the lo­cal Beaver Scout Colony, ev­ery one of our vol­un­teers makes a prom­ise to help other peo­ple.

This year Scouts are liv­ing their prom­ise by mak­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties through A Mil­lion Hands, a na­tional cam­paign to sup­port four key is­sues: im­prov­ing the lives of those af­fected by de­men­tia, im­prov­ing the lives of the dis­abled, im­prov­ing the men­tal well­be­ing and re­silience of fam­i­lies and en­sur­ing ev­ery­one ev­ery­where has ac­cess to clean wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion.

It’s about real, mean­ing­ful and sus­tain­able ac­tion and it’s en­cour­ag­ing a new gen­er­a­tion to re­ally think about and sup­port the peo­ple around them.

On be­half of Kent, may I say a very heart­felt thank you to our vol­un­teers. And if you feel in­spired by what you’ve read, whether you’re an adult or young per­son, we would wel­come you to the Scout­ing fam­ily and sup­port your de­vel­op­ment too. Dean Hard­ing, Kent County Com­mis­sioner

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4354213

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