Who dares wins over robes

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:51 28 May 2010

A CURIOUS battle of wills is looming in March and it may be a case of who dares wins. I refer to the ongoing dilemma of when town councillors might get to wear the robes they so generously agreed to buy for themselves in the recent municipal year. So far,

A CURIOUS battle of wills is looming in March and it may be a case of who dares wins.

I refer to the ongoing dilemma of when town councillors might get to wear the robes they so generously agreed to buy for themselves in the recent municipal year. So far, apart from those worn by the town clerk, the mayor and the deputy mayor, no occasion has presented itself for a full outing to allow townsfolk to adjust themselves to this vision.

Perhaps there reluctance to adorn themselves in public may have a little to do with the continued resistance of Councillor Peter Skoulding who voted against the proposals, and has insisted he will never wear them.

Fast forward to Armistice Day later this year and parade marshall Barry Howlett has already pricked the conscience of Cllr Skoulding over the necessity for all councillors to wear them on that occasion.

Cllr Skoulding tells me he won't which could leave him either out in the cold, invited by Mr Howlett to leave the parade, or continuing to parade through town one step removed from the august body of fellow councillors.

Of such issues are greater minds than mine called upon to resolve.

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