As a resident of the “infamous Swiss Chalet” apartments and, like all good Swiss, I am usually pretty neutral.
However, having read the letter from Mr Jellyman, I feel it only appropriate to come off the fence. The FolkWeek gave me an opportunity to have a break from staying in yodelling, eating fondues on the balcony, whilst listening to the sound of cow bells tinkling from the Bickwell Valley.
In fact, I went into town most nights trawling round the pubs and bars having a good time and putting my fair share into the local economy. I decided to leave the lights off whilst I was out, energy saving, carbon footprints and all that.. I guess that if you went around many roads late in the evening in most places, particularly Sidmouth, there is a reasonable chance residents will have turned in for the night, so I really struggle to follow Mr Jellyman’s reasoning.
As to the answer to his question, the majority (around 70%) of the apartments in our development are lived in by Sidmouth residents, so, not surprisingly, it appears his illogical thinking has taken him down a blind alley…I think the lights must have gone off!
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Fortfield Lawn, Sidmouth.
- 1 'Battered and shattered' traders start to reopen their shops
- 2 Folk festival boosted by £97K grant from Culture Recovery Fund
- 3 Confidence grows for return of traditional high street
- 4 Sidmouth Youth Centre on a mission to help feed families
- 5 Sea Fest organisers remain optimistic for festival's return in 2022
- 6 Country owes a 'great debt' to The Duke of Edinburgh
- 7 We're open again! Town's traders welcome back shoppers
- 8 Different species of deer are part of our wildlife inheritance
- 9 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 10 Sidmouth seniors back in competitive action