Sign early, sign often ?
Could be. On a second look, you're maybe right. I can't see the fingerprint of the traders. I know that some Wightman Roaders were very much against the closure, though I've no sense of what proportion is for and what against.
It's a bit strange that it doesn't say who it is.
Antoinette, the first definition I found of 'militant' is:
favouring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
This is clearly not how the members of Living Wightman behave.
Looking at my Collins dictionary I get:
aggressive or vigourous, esp in support of a cause.
The Cambridge has:
active, determined, and often willing to use force
Whilst I might agree that the group is active, determined and perhaps even vigorous for a community group, the word 'militant' has clear overtones of confrontation, violence and force. It is wholly inaccurate to describe the group or any of its members in this way.
The filtering/closure of Wightman is an issue that excites great passions locally. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and debate is welcome. However, it is not helpful to stray into sharp elbow territory. Please stick to explaining your opinions on the issue and stay away from taking swipes at others who hold a different opinion to yours.