I'm not going to shout this from the rooftops or throw babies in the air but there is a great air of satisfaction in the local area of a job well done. All over the world there are battles of power...in countries, in boardrooms, in dressing rooms and in bedrooms....to say nothing of the rise of extremism that has dogged human kind through history.
We had to battle and, I suppose, toyed with extremism by chaining ourselves to book shelves.
So what lessons have been learnt?
Don't mess with the people of Rhydyfelin because they're hard??
Think before you inflict greater deprivation on an already deprived people (statistics tell us we're deprived)?
Or get to the compromise as quick as you can because anything else breeds deepening lines of conflict?
I don't know exactly what lessons can be learnt maybe you can work it out. I applaud the Leader of RCT Council and his decision. Whether he did it because he looked at a growing legal bill or whether he did it because he felt a great injustice had been done........I applaud his decision.
And so life goes on. After David slew Goliath life went on (did that really happen and did we really get our library back??)
People still grow vegetables and laugh.
Except of course many aren't laughing....I read this morning of more chaos and death in Iraq ( my memory might be failing me but wasn't there a war there to create stability and get rid of extremism?)
I read of women raped and hanged in India.
There are still many battles to be had.
But here are a few links to enjoy this moment for the good people of Rhydyfelin. It has been wonderful to be part of such a friendly, passionate and committed group of people who thoroughly deserve a moment to bathe in the light of this decision and this little victory for community.
From little acorns.......