I AGREE with John Bridge when he exhorts us all to bombard the Government with letters about the A14. Let’s write, but let’s ensure that we send the right letter.

I AGREE with John Bridge when he exhorts us all to bombard the Government with letters about the A14 (The Hunts Post, August 11).

Let's write, but let's ensure that we send the right letter, which should call for the retention of the present Huntingdon and Godmanchester bypass as well as constructing the proposed new road.

Not only would its retention provide the much-needed easy access to the east coast ports and to east London but it would also provide a ready relief road if either route were blocked by accident or other problems, thus relieving local villages of the chaos when a hold-up on the present A14 occurs.

The provision of both routes would also meet Councillor Jill Tuck's call (The Hunts Post, August 18) to enhance both regional and national access to this key artery for people and freight alike.

Importantly, the claims that the whole of the raised bypass is in danger of collapsing are false. Only the three central spans require reinforcement or replacement.

TERRY HAYWARD

Chairman

Buckden Parish Council A14 Working Group