Fly the flag in opposition to mosque, urges UKIP councillor

Malcolm DavisA Dudley councillor is calling on the people of the town to “create crowds” outside Dudley Council House as the future of the mosque is discussed inside.

For two days in June (10 and 11) the planning inspectorate from Bristol will be holding a public inquiry as to whether the council were right to refuse the application made by the Dudley Muslim Association last year. The council’s development control committee unanimously rejected the proposals after the project received opposition via petitions with more than 22,000 names.

Cllr Davis also asked residents to show their support by flying a flag on the two days the inquiry is being held. He said: “I think it is important for everyone to fly the flag every day, but it would be nice if we all flew them on those two days to show our loyalty to our town.”

Halesowen News, 28 May 2008