Not one of the chosen

I refer to the letter from Mrs Nicole Douglas of Uckfield referring to the Olympic Torch Run.

I would like to know where the information came from that the Torch did not come to Uckfield because the council would not pay for it. This is untrue and the reason the torch did not come to Uckfield was that we were not picked. I am not sure how towns were chosen but reading reports in the papers over the past few weeks there were some strange decisions.

However if Mrs Douglas will get in touch with me with the information I will take the matter further. As I am the Town Mayor I believe I would have known if Uckfield had been chosen to play host to the torch.

Cllr John Carvey, Mayor of Uckfield