ON APRIL 16, I had an an open letter published in the Daily Echo, asking the newly formed body Public Health England to respond, explaining how they arrived at the decision to continue with the scheme to mass medicate the local population with fluoride in our tap water.

Bearing in mind the importance of this decision and that the new body claims that transparency and openness will underpin all they do, it is a bit surprising that nobody in the new organisation has responded.

Do they not have anyone working on communications?

I think the public should know exactly who decided that this new organisation should carry on in the same old way as the recently abolished Strategic Health Authority, ignoring the result of the consultation, ignoring public opinion and ignoring elected representatives like myself.