PLAYHOUSE: No place for party politics

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I write in respect of observations made by James Matthewson concerning Alnwick and District Playhouse, (Northumberland Gazette, March 16).

The Playhouse is not a party political issue.

The trustees have received unequivocal and much appreciated support from Coun Gordon Castle (Con), not surprisingly since he is a Playhouse trustee, and also from Coun Heather Cairns (Lib Dem) and Coun Bill Grisedale (Lab).

The Playhouse is a community facility benefitting everyone in Alnwick and District, irrespective of party political affiliations.

The trustees greatly appreciate the support they received in the early days from Alnwick District Council, and more recently from Alnwick Town Council and some local parish councils.

Roy Todd,

Alnwick and District Playhouse trustee, 1990-2017