I attended last evening's meeting of Somerton Town Council, in the main to listen to what Cllr Fraser-Hopewell would say about the tsunami of unfounded allegations made about him to South Somerset District Council. (Last week, after an extensive investigation, SSDC announced that the allegations had been found to be completely without foundation. As a consequence, SSDC announced that Cllr Fraser-Hopewell had not breached the Town Council's code of conduct as had been alleged.)
I was surprised to find that what awaited me was not a statement read out by Cllr Fraser-Hopewell but a 4 page statement from Cllr Fraser-Hopewell lying on each seat in the hall.
Given the extraordinary pressure that he has been put under by the sad bunch of bottom-dwellers who lodged these complaints, his statement is informative, measured and gracious to a fault. Certainly more gracious than those scum deserve.
The statement is reproduced below (click on the images to see an enlarged version) and I advise you to read it to see the convoluted process that finally resulted in the allegations being seen for what they are - a co-ordinated, malicious and vindictive effort to sully the reputation of an individual who stepped up and put Somerton first when the craven Keenan/Canvin rabble ran away.
Till next time, I'm still Niall Connolly