Residents are lucky

PUBLISHED: 11:38 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 21:15 29 May 2010

I read the article describing outrage felt by Holloway Crescent residents with utter dismay. While I appreciate the alarm elderly people might feel about new tenants they know nothing about, they have nothing to fear from the British evacuees from Lebanon

I read the article describing outrage felt by Holloway Crescent residents with utter dismay.

While I appreciate the alarm elderly people might feel about new tenants they know nothing about, they have nothing to fear from the British evacuees from Lebanon. They are predominantly women and families who have just lived through an experience which could, at the least, be described as extremely traumatic. They have been up-rooted as a result of the war in Lebanon with little more than a change of clothes. The people of that country have a natural respect for elderly people and often have their parents and grandparents living in their own houses.

It is inevitable the eight vacant flats will be occupied by new people sooner or later and I think residents are fortunate in their new neighbours and should not feel threatened by them.

Desmond Astley-Cooper

Rushbrooke

Bury St Edmunds

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