A bloggee, formerly of Maidenhead, has drawn Huttonian's attention to a kind of fellow Blogger who has run into local difficulties and has been thrust into the lime light by the Grudian
rather than the Mail on Sunday-Scottish Edition. Mr Hawkin's alternative website is not really a Blog but its content does not reflect on the reputation of genuine ranters. The Guardian'
s story of two weeks or so ago is as follows:A man who published jokes about the Pope's death on a spoof village website was yesterday threatened with an antisocial behaviour order.
Police were asked to investigate after Mitch Hawkin posted a spoof advert for the job of pontiff following the death of John Paul II.
Mr Hawkin's website has been involved in a feud with a similarly named website in Lyneham, Wiltshire. The website said: "Fancy a new job? The Vatican is now looking for a new Pope now that the current one has snuffed it."
The remarks continued: "Let's hope the next Pope can do a better job. Better still, why not abolish the position of Pope, as religion, at the end of the day, causes more wars than anything else."
Mr Hawkin has been involved in a feud with www.lynehamvillage.com which has a gentler tone, and claims to be the original website for Lyneham. It is run by Andy Humm, who describes his rival as bringing "shame" on Lyneham.
Critics of the spoof site fear that people looking for information about the village will read that site first rather than Mr Humm's more sedate version, whose home page has pictures of daffodils and urges people to pick up litter.
Mr Humm said: "What Mr Hawkin has said about the Pope is disgusting and outrageous. Mr Hawkin should be charged."
Mr Humm and a local councillor have been pressing for an Asbo to be taken out against the alternative site.
The council's antisocial behaviour officer had tried to mediate, but Mr Hawkin did not show up. "
Huttonian deplores this kind of sick humour and will not countenance it on Musings. Hutton of course does not have its own website as such but a section on Hutton and Paxton can be found, complete with pictures, on the Berwickshire Community Councils' Forum site at http://www.bccforum.info/ Click on Communites and follow the link to Hutton andPaxton. You can even find CC minutes if you are really interested but they are not always riveting reading, I warn you although some local people have been moved to show emotion by them on occasion