Letter; Edward Wheatley, October 14, 2014

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Councillor Earnshaw is an intelligent woman and, in my acquaintance, usually displayed a great deal of common sense. I am at a loss therefore to understand her support for the Hopkins Homes development on the basis that it will provide jobs for young people “for years”.

Years ? How long will this development take ?

Will the contract contain a clause that only local English people may be employed? (Probably illegal under EU regs. – anything that is good for us usually is.) And will Hopkins guarantee a number of craft apprenticeships for local young people ?

When anyone wants to make a few bob in Hunstanton by starting an enterprise that is not very popular they usually say that it will create jobs.

It is difficult to believe that this is not another example of jobs for the boys .

Edward Wheatley,