Wealden Views

This is where you have your say on what’s happening in your part of the world.

LETTER OF THE MONTH

Going Incognito

GOING INCOGNITO
I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while now to express how much I enjoy your ‘undercover eater’ feature. Being a bit of a foodie myself I love to read about the local dining scene, but it’s even better when the place gets a good review without knowing they were coming under scrutiny. A friend of mine is a food critic and whenever I’ve dined with her we’ve had the best service, enjoyed the finest wines and gorged on exquisite food, but, in my opinion it’s a bit false. What I love about ‘undercover…’ is that you find the real gems – the places who aren’t just playing up to you so they’ll get a good review. Keep up the good work, and, of course, let me know if you’re ever in need of an extra reviewer!
DANIEL HALL, Tenterden
Ed: Get yourself a disguise and we may have a deal…

On The Road

ON THE ROAD
Living by a country road, I tend to see a lot of roadkill in the autumn and winter as the nights draw in. But I’ve noticed this month that drivers going past are being a bit more careful than usual and stopping for animals on the road. If we keep it up, we can truly refer to ourselves as a nation of animal lovers.
MARK DAVIES, Benenden
Ed: Keep it up, Kentish drivers!

NEW GIRL IN TOWN
When moving to Cranbrook back in June, I was excited about living in such a beautiful part of the country – but afraid it might be dull. However, I’ve been delighted to discover through So magazine and the local community that there’s plenty going on round here, with none of the hassle and overcrowding that you get in cities. I can’t wait to see what Kent has in store for November!
LUCY ROBERTS, Cranbrook
Ed: Pleased to be of service! Check out page 21 to see what’s happening this month.

RESPECT YOUR YOUNGERS
You frequently hear that young people are rude and disrespectful to their elders. After visiting a local shoe shop and witnessing an older shopper screaming at a young employee because the till was malfunctioning, I’m inclined to think it’s the other way round!

Shopping may be stressful, but taking it out on retail assistants is never acceptable. We could all do with being more patient and understanding, particularly to a generation who have inherited a dire job and housing market.
SHARON BRIDGE, Heathfield
Ed: A few manners go a long way…

Girl Power

GIRL POWER
Disappointed as I am about England’s woeful Rugby World Cup showing last month, it just showed once again how much our women’s national teams overshadow the men’s in terms of achievements! The women’s rugby team are reigning world champions, but it’s received nowhere near as much coverage as the men’s team’s failure – it’s an outrage.
GARETH WILLIAMS, via email
Ed: We agree – come on boys, we can’t do all the work!

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