A14 path serves its purpose
I REFER to the article (June 10) Fence call on danger road . The footpath in question certainly was not put in as a link for the bowls club, which used to have access onto the A14, but was re-routed via the Hilton Road to a new opening on West End Lane.
I REFER to the article (June 10) "Fence call on danger road". The footpath in question certainly was not put in as a link for the bowls club, which used to have access onto the A14, but was re-routed via the Hilton Road to a new opening on West End Lane. It was provided specifically for my bungalow on the A14.
When the two bypasses were started, the highway authority compulsorily purchased two separate strips from my front garden and cut off my access to the village. I informed them that I needed a lay-by in front of my property to allow access to my driveway and also to make room for the tanker that delivers my fuel oil to pull off the clearway, also leaving room for me to access my property in the event of my arriving home when the tanker is there.
I also requested a footpath to the underpass to give my family access to the village in order that my friends and family could walk or cycle to visit me and for my children to be able to get to school and the village safely.
Before the by-pass we had direct access to the village and I need to be able to get to the village to shop, collect my newspaper and also my mail from the Post Office, as the van that used to bring my mail for 50 years no longer does so.
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The bowls club secretary is wrong in her observation no one has been injured in any way from using this path over the past 28 years - it is used regularly by cyclists and walkers who pass my bungalow, and fencing it off sounds a very bad idea.
When the lady with her child came from the Hilton Road to use the under-pass, she must have been fully aware that the main A14 passes by and should have been in charge of her child's safety.
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It would improve my path if a guard rail was extended from West End Lane opening to the underpass. Apart from this, the path serves the purpose for which it was intended.
Mrs ROBIN BROWN