This letter appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
False picture of Thurnby Lodge
I've been very disappointed to read all the negative stories about Thurnby Lodge Estate over the last few months.
The issue concerning the sale of the Scout Hut still rumbles on. I wonder how many residents returned the consultation letter which Leicester City Council sent out recently?
I'd be interested to know just how much this latest effort to reach a solution has cost.
There is no sign of an end to the confrontation that is still taking place outside the community centre and now we have a story of racial comments aimed at a female fire fighter collecting for charity on the estate.
This is not a true picture of the essence of the community spirit on the estate. The majority of residents are indifferent to the protesters who meet outside the community centre and I believe most, like me, will be appalled to read about the story of racism.
As Christmas Day approaches, let us be reminded of what it's really all about – that love came down at Christmas and brought peace and goodwill to all.
May that peace prevail in Thurnby Lodge.
Rev Lynn Padmore, Priest-in-Charge, Christ Church, Thurnby Lodge