New robes not on view
THOSE waiting to see the 12 members of March Town Council attired in their new robes will, regretfully, have to wait a little longer. Monday s mayor-making might well have provided the first opportunity to view the newly elected council in all their finer
THOSE waiting to see the 12 members of March Town Council attired in their new robes will, regretfully, have to wait a little longer.
Monday's mayor-making might well have provided the first opportunity to view the newly elected council in all their finery, but sadly it remained all politely informal.
New deputy mayor, Trevor Quince, did get to wear his new robes, but he was the exception; for the others the moment must wait.
One councillor still refusing to contemplate wearing robes- ever- is Peter Skoulding who thinks humility should prevail.
"I'm afraid people will look and say ' who do they think they are?'," he told a colleague. "In truth we are just ordinary people."
With two of the town's clergy present, I half expected Cllr Skoulding to quote St Luke for his long term resistance to wearing robes.
- 1 Man assaulted woman and verbally abused hotel staff
- 2 Crews tackle blaze in Wisbech
- 3 Fenland man repeatedly raped woman for 20 years
- 4 Arson arrest after Wisbech blaze
- 5 Man charged following Peterborough murder
- 6 Honda, Seat and Toyota crashed on A141
- 7 Clarion Housing ‘cyber incident’ affects thousands of tenants
- 8 Domestic abuser tried to strangle and suffocate mother of his child
- 9 Man dies after van and lorry crash on A141
- 10 Woman who twice ignored 'no fly tipping' signs faces two fines
For was he not the apostle himself who warned to " beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.