The news that TV loudmouth Jeremy Clarkson is thinking of running for Parliament is to be welcome.
It has been more than a dozen years since Screaming Lord Sutch passed away, and many of us have missed the lighter element he brought to all elections, as well as the welcome lost deposit of £500 each time. So despite Mr Clarkson’s somewhat dubious political statement thus far, and even more dubious denim-based sartorial crimes, I say jump aboard “Screaming Lord Crutch”, we need a good laugh. On an issue closer to home, may I through your pages congratulate all at Riverside Junior School for coming out of Special Measures. When the school was put in some eighteen months ago, many of us disputed Ofsted’s decision, because we felt that they overlooked many of the school’s strengths. However, I know that it has been a long and arduous process to make the school an even better institution and to meet Ofsted’s concerns. As a former governor of the school, I’d like to thank all those involved, the wonderful Head Val Eggleton and her amazing staff, the hard-working and dedicated governing body, the loving and supportive parents, and of course last but not least, the artistic, creative, inquistive, and kind children who make every day at the school a joy. We’re extremely proud of you all, may you go from strength to strength.
CounNader FEKRI J.P (Labour & Co-op, Calder Ward)
Cheetham Street Hebden Bridge