Cheshire West and Chester Council have scored an own goal in a battle for popularity with parishioners. The report from the Community Governance Review Process has incensed many Weaverham parish councillors.

Simply asking residents to throw any remark into the comment box produced several hurtful ones. One councillor was so upset that she preferred me not to repeat what was said, anonymously.

Why is CWAC using a process that can vilify decent councillors?

Efforts are going to be made to meet with a representative from the review process before the deadline for comment, in August. I hope this person can come down for a moment to meet the ordinary folk who work in the front line.

Peter Andrewartha Weaverham