David Tattersall (letters, Jan 23) is entitled to his views, but not to misrepresent the facts.
He knows full well that Todmorden Town Council – under any control or none – has no powers to deal with derelict land or property. That right – and the section 215 powers to enforce it – rests squarely with Calderdale Council. The problem is, and remains, that Calderdale Council – whose cabinet is run by his Labour Party – is doing nothing to force landowners to tidy up the eyesores in Todmorden.
No amount of bluster or gratuitous insults from him will change the facts. That Coun Tattersall is reduced to insulting Liberal Democrat Councillors demonstrates the very weakness of his own argument.
Dr Mick Taylor
Todmorden Liberal Democrats