Letters: Keith Rudd, December 9, 2016

Sports awards night at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Lifetime Achievement Award Mick Wright ANL-160127-223802009
Sports awards night at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award Mick Wright ANL-160127-223802009
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Referring to the article about the application to the council for Mick Wright being awarded Freedom of the Borough (Lynn News, November 25).

My experience in pursuing the award of Freedom of the Borough for Mick Wright was after considerable discussion. The response by Councillor Long amounts to riding roughshod over the enactments criteria: “The awarding of Freedom of the Borough is a rare and exceptional event. It is only granted to individuals who are widely acknowledged as having given outstanding service to the borough.

“We agree that Mick Wright has given exceptional service and commitment to his club and the game and this has been recognised through a lifetime achievement award at the West Norfolk Sports Awards. However, his dedication and achievements do not represent service to the borough.”

Where does exceptional fall beneath outstanding? And did /does the King’s Lynn FC serve the borough? Entertainment is important – ask the people who went to Everton in 1962.

My experience says the council leaders acted, not as democratic representatives of our community, but individuals dictating the outcome without consideration and following protocol. It is not the rebuff of the application but the way it was handled.

Keith Rudd, Sarahs Road, Hunstanton