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Foulkes' faux pas

Tom Foulkes has got it wrong! My experience is that ICE regionalisation has had a disastrous effect on service to members in the Wessex/former Central Southern area.

The government's SW & SE are too geographically large, badly connected by public transport and diverse to be useful to ICE members, and for many other purposes.

Even the BBC finds it necessary to broadcast regional news to a Southern Area centred on Southampton and aiming to cover at least Dorset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire and probably extending as far Newbury.

This area has nothing directly in common with either Cornwall in the west or Kent in the east, splendid places though they may be!

John Thackray (F),

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