Personal attack on Reg Kemp was uncalled for - Ely and March would be worse places without his efforts

I CAN probably lay claim to being your most remote subscriber having decanted to New Zealand from Ely more than a decade ago.

I CAN probably lay claim to being your most remote subscriber having decanted to New Zealand from Ely more than a decade ago.

Whilst never having lived in March, I have been a frequent visitor as it is the home of my husband’s parents.

Through your internet pages, I enjoy following the goings-on, both good and bad, that besets this vibrant town.

I was disappointed to read your personal attack on my father-in-law, Reg Kemp, in the Brakespeare article, which I found to be both nasty and unwarranted.


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You claim he created ‘mischief and mayhem’ while he served on City of Ely Council. On what do you base that assertion?

My recollection is quite the opposite. He campaigned for the hugely successful Town Crier and for a bandstand in the Jubilee Gardens. Hardly the stuff of a hell-raiser.

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Since moving to March, Reg has helped enrich the community in many ways, many of which have been covered in this publication.

If it wasn’t for people like Reg Kemp, and, dare I suggest, a campaigning journalist like yourself, the world would be a worse place.

So instead of verbally beating him up, I hope you will join with me in wishing him a very happy 77th birthday this week.

ANGELA KEMP

Tuakau

Auckland

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