The se­crecy over smell just stinks

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - OPINIONS & LETTERS - Hill­top res­i­dent

I CAN­NOT be­gin to un­der­stand why the source of the smell which has been lin­ger­ing in the hill­top es­tates for all these years has to be kept se­cret.

Those of us who have suf­fered it will be well aware of what it smells like and many of us have drawn our own con­clu­sions. These con­clu­sions have been quite var­ied, but all point­ing to a small hand­ful of pos­si­ble cul­prits.

Surely, in the in­ter­ests of fair­ness to all the sus­pects, nam­ing the “par­ties” that it turns out are ac­tu­ally in­volved would be the right thing to do?

Fin­gers are pre­sum­ably be­ing pointed at the wrong “par­ties” and the only way to straighten this out is to ask the ac­tual cul­prits to own up.

As was pointed out in last week’s ed­i­to­rial com­ment, Sev­ern Trent has as­sured us that the “par­ties” in­volved have not done any­thing wrong, so why can’t we be told who they are work­ing with and, more im­por­tantly, what is be­ing done to stop it.

At the mo­ment it feels like we’re never go­ing to see an end to this un­pleas­ant nui­sance. In my book they’ll be build­ing a by­pass be­fore some­thing gets done.

(Name and ad­dress sup­plied)

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