CANDIDATES HAVE THEIR SAY: DONALD EDWARD BARNARD
Source: Braintree and Witham Times, UK
Pub Date: Thursday 10 January 2002
Subj: Candidates have their say: Don Barnard/P>
CANDIDATES HAVE THEIR SAY: DONALD EDWARD BARNARD;
[Legalise Cannabis Alliance]
Don Barnard is 60 years old and has lived in Braintree since 1975.
Mr Barnard said: "People want things done and we have to ask how is the council going to pay for things people need.
"Our crime reduction policy and health policy is that we should take a more tolerant view of cannabis possession and minor cannabis offences. The savings this policy would create could be put more policemen on the street who could be used to combat problems of greater concern to the public.
"We propose the savings could also be used to build a place for everybody to meet in town. The young and old alike.
Basically, let's get back a sense of community