WITH reference to the possibility of boundary changes in Arun District Council wards (Gazette, March 1), some years ago the Boundary Commission for England, in its wisdom, and under the excuse of evening up the distribution of votes, took the village of Wick, part of Littlehampton, and split it right down the middle of Wick Street.
This village was officially recognised in about 1881, so is no new town built after the Second World War, as were many.
This desecration of part of our English history to suit politics is, in the opinion of the writer, an act not in keeping with our idea of fairness and is, in my mind, not on.
The Berlin Wall was taken down because, in Western eyes, it was not in keeping without our concept of democracy, but residents of Wick have had this division imposed on us arbitrarily, with any protest ignored.
The commission advertised its proposals for cities and towns out of this area but the Wick changes were not advertised in the Littlehampton Gazette, which local people could read and pass on. Was that democracy?
P. W. Watson