IT WAS pleasing to note that a new ASD School has been opened on the Gaer. However, I thought it rather odd that the council leader, Debbie Wilcox, did the official ceremony.

Now, I know she is a councillor for the Ward (and so is the deputy leader Mark Whitcutt), but surely this was a job for the mayor?

He would have certainly added some dignity to the task and looked highly acceptable in his bright red gown.

In fact, this event was of very low publicity, so I assume it is an added bit to the present school.

Is this another error by the council democratic officers or was the mayor otherwise engaged?

Jim Dyer
Stockton Road