As I predicted, in my letter (SNJ 01/07/20), there would be a reaction to my defence of Cllr Young's right to free speech and my concern that some form of "monitoring " was involved at SDC . Despite the fact that Cllr Young was exonerated by SDC of the "charges " against her, there persists elements that are continuing to flog the dead horse in your columns and using my name in the BLM, ALM and racism arguments, neither of which where mentioned in my letter. However, I did mention that any future decision on Cllr Young's suitability as a councillor will be made "democraticaly" by the constituents

of Chalford and not by a politicaly motivated witch-hunt from North Nibley or anywhere else.

James Stone