I would just like to add my voice to the number of people who are concerned about the fluoridation scheme that is going into action. My personal view is that Rous Water have some of the best water in the country and we are very thankful for that. I can see no sense at all for adding anything artificial to it whatsoever.
Why should I pay to put something I don’t want into my body and that of my family and visitors? The reason given is to reduce tooth decay. I am surprised that in this day and age we are still considering it a council responsibility to make up for poor personal dental hygiene.
It would be better to provide free direct application of fluoride if requested and much more effective. Then those of us who do not agree with the fluoridation of the water source and avoid it. At the very least would you consider putting fluoride filters on homes that do not want to receive it?
This big brother council approach is more akin to a post war era than 2015 where we are able to make up our one mind about what we put into our bodies. We live in a pristine region of incredible natural beauty and pure air and food. Lets protect that at all cost.
Steve Mitchell, Newrybar