Since our earlier little missive on the current state of disabled parking in Waverley, a letter, criticising the Waverley Web, has appeared in the Farnham and Herald Newspapers.
Here at the Waverley Web we take criticism on the chin, or in our case on the pharynx – after all that’s the name of the game.
We have included a pdf file at the bottom of this post so you can read it for yourselves! Whilst we apologise to Mr Beaman of the SW Surrey Disabled Alliance Network for not raising the issue earlier, we must point out that the Waverley Web does not have the benefit of teams of journalists ringing around local organisations. we just do our best. Highlighting the issues around the introduction of charges in Waverley – at The Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospitals have all been featured over many months on the Waverley Web – so our latest posts were not, as Mr Beaman claims, “political opportunism’. In our book, issues that profoundly affect the lives of the most vulnerable should never be a political issue?
For the record our team sports a number of political leanings. Tory/Labour/Lib Dem and one who is a bit further right than Genghis Khan. We also have one contributor that would have to be dragged kicking and screaming towards any ballot box! He believes that politics should play no part in local government, saying it would be better for us all if everyone was Independent.
So, Mr Beaman, once again we are sorry that we did not come up to scratch with your organisation – and we promise to do better. With your help, we will continue to fight for the rights of the disabled, because the fight is certainly not over yet! Please feel free to contact us at any time where you will find us eager to listen to any issues your organisation may have, now or in the future. and thank you for bringing this to our attention and please use this e-mail address in confidence … firstname.lastname@example.org