Councillor goes online

A Llantwit Fardre community councillor is launching an online surgery to allow constituents to contact him via the internet. Coun Jonathan Bishop, of Heol-y-Parc, Efail Isaf, believes that the service, which uses popular instant messaging tools, will encourage younger generations to be more engaged with politics. Coun Bishop will be holding his first surgery on Tuesday, January 20, between 7pm and 9pm, but constituents can contact him via this method whenever his website says he’s online. The service is available online at http://www.jonathanbishop.org.uk/surgery

Ban this Barbaric Sport

Jonathan believes hunting with hounds is an cruel sport and should not be practiced.

The news that the Fox Hunting Bill will be reintroduced in the New Year should be welcomed by all (The Western Mail, December 16).

The sport of hunting with hounds causes unnecessary suffering to foxes, whose death occurs only after an exhausting chase and in some cases they are left to die or are torn apart by the hounds.

Whilst opponents can argue that the Bill will be economically detrimental to rural communities, we should not be living in a society in which people rely on taking part in barbaric activities in order to make a living.