IMPORTANT message to all Torfaen residents. Make absolutely sure that you vote (in person or by post) at the forthcoming election on May 4. Don't just say that 'the new council will do what they want to anyway' or 'I just always vote for the party that my parents voted for.'

Give them all a shake up, take careful note of the aspirations, capabilities and perspectives of prospective candidates.

Let every eligible Torfaen resident realise that they must think carefully, stop being complacent and lazy, and vote, or be sorry.

C M Richards