I have just been reading your article about Robert Lindsay being honoured with the ‘Freedom of Erewash’.
I am not originally from Ilkeston and have only lived here for three years.
However I love it here and feel at home. I have been a huge fan of Robert for many years.
I think it is only fitting that he is granted this honour.
Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him (I hope this will change one day) but from interviews, etc, he seems a lovely man and hasn’t forgotten his roots.
I understand his father still lives here and that Robert returns as much as is possible.
We should embrace and show the youngsters of Ilkeston/Erewash that with hard work and determination, regardless of what background you have you can still become successful in life. Thank you and hope you all have a lovely Christmas.