It's good to have the forum back Jason, thanks for that.
I was one of those who objected to the posting regarding noise at the Greyhound. I apologise for any offence caused but I don't feel that any comments I saw crossed the line. I don't agree with bullying at all, what I saw was passionate and satirical, maybe I missed something though. In the interest of balance it whould also be remembered that a threat of legal action is not neccessarily meritous and is therefore not prima face evidence of wrong doing. For this reason I am concerned that someone has been banned without a right of reply.
Wivenhoe is a unique community full of intelligent people who like a debate. I would hope this continues to be reflected on the forum. Maybe we need to be aware of how our comments will be taken in future, but posters also have to consider how they will feel if their opinion draws debtate that may debunk their beliefs before hitting the "Post Comment" button.