Good – and bad

I HAVE lived in four areas in my 53 years – Scotland (for 34 years, mainly Dundee), Nottingham, Brighton and Huntingdon. Now Dundee Council is not backward at coming forward eg our City Square is called Nelson Mandela Square these days and we are twinned

I HAVE lived in four areas in my 53 years - Scotland (for 34 years, mainly Dundee), Nottingham, Brighton and Huntingdon.

Now Dundee Council is not backward at coming forward eg our City Square is called Nelson Mandela Square these days and we are twinned with Nablus on the West Bank, so I have lived under some councils that were not always to my way of thinking.

I have written to you before about the guided bus white elephant and I have to say that Cambridge and Huntingdon councils are about as bad as they come, spending and "thought" wise.

I am relocating to Sussex again (no council hassle) so a few parting thoughts, good and bad.

"A14 speed cameras not ready" (The Hunts Post, May 23): Ready for what - just who are they trying to catch? Anyone who travels to Cambridge from Huntingdon and vice-versa would be glad to average 30mph let alone 77mph, which I gather is when the "limit" would kick in.

So who are Cambridgeshire police trying to catch speeding? Oh yes, 2am doing 80mph on a clear road.

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When will Cambridgeshire police realise that, while speed may be a problem, the real problem is people driving bumper to bumper, especially big lorries at anything from 5mph to 55mph.

Question for Cambridgeshire police - when was an accident causing death caused by a vehicle travelling in excess of 77mph? I guess this is a money-maker but only after 8pm.

Next, waste collection: Huntingdon, best I have ever had - household every two weeks and garden and recyclables every alternating two weeks not a problem. HDC, keep up the good work with one proviso: please take bottles as well.

A14: An imaginative thought - with the A14 and the A428 you have two "main" roads in the county. Why not have the A14 as three lanes plus a feeder going east and the A428 (when renewed) as three lanes and a feeder going west with junctions to connect at both ends? Can't be too difficult: just imagine a motorway with the lanes three miles apart.

Just who thought up the Huntingdon bus lane and what a waste of taxpayers' money. A bus in Huntingdon is like gold-dust, especially coming from Brampton, Buckden or the station. If there is a problem with the ring road (and there is) then solve the problem of the ring road.

When I first came to Huntingdon you could get from what is now Sainsbury's to Ingram Street, where I once lived, through what is now Sainsbury's car park. I am not suggesting a road through the car park, but maybe making Hartford Road two way up to the High Street Junction at the Three Tuns would ease ring road traffic.

IAIN WALLACE

Allen's Orchard

Brampton

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