We can honour our heroes in ways other than erecting statues - like the TV Harrison field that Leeds City Council wants to demolish - YEP letters

Some days ago we were told that Leeds City Council had commissioned a review of the presence of statues within the city.
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This review was to be lead by Honorary Alderwoman Alison Lowe. Apparently Alison Lowe would also be interested to hear of any individuals that are noticeably absent.

However, a review will not be recommending individuals to be honoured. Obviously the purpose of this review is for the future so that the system is seen to be socially acceptable to one and all.

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What an appropriate time to put our history under the microscope, at a time when our beloved Leeds United Football Club have won promotion to the Premier League.

I suppose in days past when statues were the in thing we would have had a statue of wonderful Marcelo Bielsa sat on the infamous upturned bucket.I suppose in days past when statues were the in thing we would have had a statue of wonderful Marcelo Bielsa sat on the infamous upturned bucket.
I suppose in days past when statues were the in thing we would have had a statue of wonderful Marcelo Bielsa sat on the infamous upturned bucket.

I suppose in days past when statues were the ‘in thing’ we would have had a statue of wonderful Marcelo Bielsa sat on the infamous ‘upturned bucket’.

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His statue was not made of stone but was a green field site situated in the west of the city to be used over many years by the younger generation. This green field site could still be used for many generations in the future, an arena for all sports which would bring us all closer together irrespective of colour or creed.

Now here’s the problem. Leeds City Council would, it would appear, prefer to demolish our ‘green field statue’ to be replaced by housing.

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If the council’s review of statues in Leeds is to have any credibility look at the 5,000 plus signatures of people who want the ‘green field’ that would benefit all age groups for years to come.

Sometimes we all are prone to get things wrong, the brave are the ones who admit they have. So just look in the mirror Leeds City Council and represent the people of Leeds who you are in office to represent.