MAY I, though your letters column, give a progress report on the fluoridation petition I am organising?
The petition is to force Tamworth Borough Council to properly investigate fluoridation of Tamworth’s water supplies.
This is compulsory medication (or in my view poisoning) of our population.
The council needs a local policy for Tamworth. Simple as that.
I have been a member of the council’s health committee for eight years and fluoridation is an issue the council has a legal duty to look at. It beggars belief that after eight years of trying to get the council to do exactly that it still has not happened. It’s not a lot to ask.
Under new rules a full council meeting can be forced to debate the subject if I get 1,000 petition signatures.
This will be the first time such a petition will have been used to force the council to consider an issue.
Some 3,000 explanatory leaflets have gone out but only about 300 doors have so far been knocked due to cold and wet weather.
But the response has been fantastic. Some 500 people have signed the petition.
Under the rules 500 signatories are enough to force the council’s cabinet to debate the issue (which would also be a first) but it’s the full council to which this really ought to go.
Among the few people who refused to sign were some medical people such as dental assistants, etc.
But I would urge them to follow the example of increasing numbers of doctors and dentists who originally supported fluoridation – but who then had the independence of mind to question their training and check things out for themselves.
For more information contact me on 01827 735900.
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From Wikipedia –Tamworth is a town and local government district in Staffordshire, England, located 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Birmingham city centre and 103 miles (166 km) north-west of London. The town takes its name from the River Tame, which flows through the town, as does the River Anker. At the 2001 census the town had a population of 74,531.