Oh, OK, maybe not…
Don Bissell, 69, took the phone numbers of each councillor from Brighton and Hove City Council’s website.
He said he had been sending texts – and emails – asking questions about the controversial lanes being installed across the city.
Well, what’s wrong with that?
Sussex Police said they received a complaint of “unwarranted messages” from a woman, who The Argus understands is a city councillor.
And of course, they immediately sprang into action to prevent the ‘crime’ of a citizen contacting his elected representative…
“I was contacted by Brighton Police to say that I have been reported by some councillors for harassment, as I am allegedly targeting female only councillors like I am some sort of stalker or pervert.
“I of course set them straight that I had addressed my questions to all councillors irrespective of who they are and that I would continue to do so until I received adequate (or even any) answers to the points I had raised.”
Heh! Good answer!
“Just shows what depths this administration will plumb to silence members of the public who are not prepared to be fobbed off, ignored and generally tramped asunder whilst the city that we live in is ‘driven’ into oblivion.”
I think it’s far too late, your city is already too far down that road, but I can’t help but admire you, Don.