Once more Corby is portrayed in a national newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, as lacking in something or other. This time it’s the Office for National Statistics who are at it. Corby is by their reckoning one of the least happy places in the UK. We in Corby are supposed to have less of a community spirit than that of other towns and rural areas. I am at present canvassing for support for my candidacy in the Corby Kingswood by-election and I simply do not recognize this so called unhappiness and lack of community spirit. Kingswood to the shame of Corby Borough Council has great deprivation and yet there is a great community spirit across the whole of Corby. Witness the success of ‘Strictly Corby’ or the Highland gathering and the dozens of other community events which bring our people together.
Sorry ONS, You Got It Wrong!