Hollow apology

THE following notice is affixed to the hoarding surrounding the building work at Chequers Court and High Street Huntingdon: Churchmanor Estates Company Plc apologises for any inconvenience caused during the building work to enhance Chequers Court . This

THE following notice is affixed to the hoarding surrounding the building work at Chequers Court and High Street Huntingdon: "Churchmanor Estates Company Plc apologises for any inconvenience caused during the building work to enhance Chequers Court".

This apology rings hollow when the company, by keeping the gates of St Germain Street locked, causes constant inconvenience.

In my opinion, the locking of the gates is a deliberate act to bring about the funnelling and consequent overcrowding of pedestrians down Chequers Court on the grounds of monetary gain at the price of freedom of movement.

On leaving office, the previous leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Derek Holley, much regretted that he was unable to get the gates open during his term. I suggest that his successor and current HDC councillors and officers again take up the cudgels and reclaim the right-of-way down St Germain Street.

There are without doubt many reasons for doing nothing, including the one of cost, but actions are required, not words.

In days gone by the norm was to fight for the right-of-way, the cost calculated in the number of dead and wounded. Nowadays the fighting is done with money, usually in the courts - much more civilised.

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BOB MULLINEAUX

Beech Avenue

Great Stukeley

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