The email encouraged Ministers to circulate a standard letter amongst their congregation in opposition to the demands to open the Sports Centre on a Sunday.
Quite simply we need to get more submissions in than the opposition, in order to give our friends [Councillors] a fighting chance.Sorry, Anon, but if you think I didn't know about this...
When I was a Councillor, the most letters I personally ever received on any subject (including wind farms) was on a proposal in 2004 to consider opening the Sports Centre on a Sunday.
That they were all virtually identical was a bit of a give away.
However, the funniest was that I received four letters from the four members of a family 'living' at the same address, all obviously written and signed by the same person.
That the two children hadn't lived on the island for years and years and that I knew them personally, made the whole thing even funnier.
When I thanked one of them (with my tongue firmly in my cheek) for their letter, I received a stream of profanities and an immediate disavowal of the sentiments conveyed in the letter. As I knew I would.
Ah. those were the days.....