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Paths less trodden are best kept secret | Brief letters

<p>Ballot papers | Country diary calendar | Fallen trees | Quiet walks | Clicking on the Guardian</p><p>Katy Bourne, Sussex police and crime commissioner, is on the ballot paper for 6 May as “Conservative candidate – more police, safer streets”, while the other four candidates give merely the name of their party. Since when have political slogans been allowed on a ballot paper? And who decides what is acceptable? Conservatives may object, for example, to “No sleaze, honest politicians” after the Labour candidate’s name.<br><strong>Graham Stevens</strong><br><em>Crowborough, East Sussex</em></p><p>• Thanks, Phil Gates, for a wonderful floral conveyor belt of April paths and hedges in County Durham (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/21/country-diary-blackthorn-winter-has-begun-to-loosen-its-grip" title="">Country diary</a>, 21 April). The image beautifully pictures this year’s persistent cold north-east wind. I’d love to be reminded of this next April. How about a country diary calendar with a monthly image and chosen passage for 2022?<br><strong>Sylvia Hope</strong><br><em>Durham</em></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/25/paths-less-trodden-are-best-kept-secret">Continue reading...</a>

Ballot papers | Country diary calendar | Fallen trees | Quiet walks | Clicking on the Guardian

Katy Bourne, Sussex police and crime commissioner, is on the ballot paper for 6 May as “Conservative candidate – more police, safer streets”, while the other four candidates give merely the name of their party. Since when have political slogans been allowed on a ballot paper? And who decides what is acceptable? Conservatives may object, for example, to “No sleaze, honest politicians” after the Labour candidate’s name.
Graham Stevens
Crowborough, East Sussex

• Thanks, Phil Gates, for a wonderful floral conveyor belt of April paths and hedges in County Durham (Country diary, 21 April). The image beautifully pictures this year’s persistent cold north-east wind. I’d love to be reminded of this next April. How about a country diary calendar with a monthly image and chosen passage for 2022?
Sylvia Hope
Durham

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