HAVING read the recent articles regarding the parking situation in Holmfirth at the big Christmas lights switch-on I feel I should let the fantastic shop traders of Holmfirth known that they are not alone.
I am a shop trader in Meltham and over the years have had to put up with constant meddling in affairs from the local trade associations and councillors who represent only the minority of traders.
These organisations do not represent all the traders and, in fact, do not attempt to get our views. If they dislike what we have to say they expel us.
Some people just enjoy being part of every committee going, to enable them to get a platform to speak from. Some of us have to earn a living out of trading, daily enduring all the obstacles that are placed in front of us by the people we think are representing us.