Imagine this sequence:
- You are concerned about a planning application in your road.
- You decide to send an email to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Committee, outlining your objections.
- You turn on delivery and read receipts on your email so you can be sure your objections have got through.
- You send the email.
- You get an automated response back from one of them saying, “Your message was deleted without being read”.
That was the recent experience of former Barnet councillor Jonathan Davies (Liberal Democrat).
Both the councillors he emailed are Conservative.