Driffield town councillors have spoken of their disgust that the town’s mayor was not invited to open the new Post Office.
At a meeting of the town council on Tuesday 4 March in the Council Chamber on Mill Street it emerged that Driffield Mayor, Councillor Heather Venter had not been invited to the opening of the new store – the first the council knew of the event was when a picture of Sir Greg Knight MP cutting the ribbon appeared in last week’s Driffield Times & Post.
Sir Greg Knight MP officially opened at the new establishment on Market Place at an opening ceremony on Friday 21 February.
Councillor Paul Rounding said: “I have here a copy of last week’s Driffield Times & Post, I turned to page 17 and saw our MP Greg Knight opening the new Post Office. Why was our MP doing it? Where was our mayor?
“Greg Knight worked under Thatcher’s government, they closed the Post Offices then and now there he is, opening our Post Office.
“I have never seen him in any of our shops in Driffield so why should he be opening our new ones? I don’t know why they didn’t ask the mayor, why was it the MP?”
Councillor Myra Poessl added: “I actually went into the Post Office to speak to Mark, the manager, and I asked ‘Why was it MP? Where was our mayor?’
“He said it was all down to the Post Office.
“I let him know how disgusted I was.
“I did not know if you had been invited madam mayor and had turned it down?”
Coun Venter replied: “No, I was not invited.”
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