Mr Alders, of Manor Park Road, wrote to Cllr Bennett to ask what effect Lord Darzi’s proposals, if approved, would have on plans for a KFC drive-thru in West Wickham.
In response, Cllr Bennett wrote: "Bromley Council has no policy of not allowing fast food outlets within 400 yards of a school and in my view should not do.
"Fast food, whether it be hamburgers, chicken, Indian, Chinese or Fish and Chips, sandwiches etc. are all legitimate products.
"Do we also ban shops which sell alcohol, ice cream, cigarettes from a similar radius?
"We live in a free society and frankly such a policy is meaningless, and rather Stalinist."Oh boy. Let’s have more councillors like this one please!
Mr Alders, however, is not amused, and mounts his High Horse of Indignation:
Mr Alders, who has three children under 13, has backed a campaign to stop a KFC drive-thru from opening on the closed La Rioja restaurant in Wickham Road. He told News Shopper: "Councillor Bennett is completely out of touch with modern day parenting and their concerns over childrens’ health.
"As parents we need to take some responsibility."That would mean you forbidding your children to eat there, not demanding their removal so no-one has the choice. That’s abnegation of responsibility.
"We can’t just ignore these health issues. We should be trying to change things not just going with the flow. "
"We want to make London a healthier place. Things can change if enough people make a noise about this."Not if the response of everyone else is ‘Oh, pipe down, you little cockwomble!’, no…
More than 1,700 residents have joined a Facebook group campaigning against plans for the KFC with many claiming it will pose a health hazard to school children.What, just by existing..?