I HAVE lived in the Dene Valley for 66 years – some people might say you want to get out a bit more!

Why is it every time that a local election comes around, these local councillors suddenly expect you to vote for them?

You never see them to voice any concerns about local issues for years, yet they think you are going to put yourself out for them, the breath-taking hypocrites that they are.

I know from personal experience that I should have tried harder to get a well-paid job at the council because I have the ability to make people howl with laughter. That’s what happens to me every time I phone them.

J Amos, Coronation.