It’s all a waste of money
WE have had nothing but disruption for the last two years with the new court building and now the construction of the bus lane. As far as we know, having talked to people in Huntingdon, nobody wants or can see the benefit of the bus lane and none of us r
WE have had nothing but disruption for the last two years with the new court building and now the construction of the bus lane.
As far as we know, having talked to people in Huntingdon, nobody wants or can see the benefit of the bus lane and none of us residents were consulted about the work and how it would affect us on a daily basis (Work under way on bus-rail interchange, May 2).
Since the work started, the disruption to access for us who live in the town centre has caused great hardship and inconvenience, and it seems that this is all being done so a few buses can cut a few minutes off their journey time.
I do not see how this serves the vast majority of the people who have to use the ring road.
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Each day we do not know if we are going to have access to Brampton Road or not, and this causes us to be late each morning as we take our kids to school. If consultation had happened, you would have found that most people in Huntingdon find this a waste of our tax money and resources.
We see that alternative route signs have been put up all around the ring road. These do not help us, as there is no alternative route for us who live off the High Street.
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I am also glad that the vehicle in question got a fine (JCB gets parking ticket, May 9). The road is always blocked with construction vehicles, especially opposite the George Hotel car park. It is so frustrating for residents.
WELCOME to Huntingdon - half an hour's easy drive from March, half an hour's easy drive from Ely, then half-an hour's easy queuing to do the three-tenths of a mile from the riverside car park to St Mary's Street.
Does the council care? Probably not because they are all safely ensconced in their free car parking spaces before the daily mayhem begins.
Are there simple solutions? Well, reducing traffic off the old bridge to one lane might help, as might box junctions (do not enter unless your exit is clear) at both sets of the Riverside Road traffic lights, but does anyone in charge care?
Welcome to Huntingdon - as long as you are already there.
Pear Tree Close
I FULLY support the issue of the parking ticket by the police (The Hunts Post, May 9).
The builders should realise that they are not above the law and think themselves lucky that they have escaped a parking fine up to now for, as they admitted, they have parked illegally many times before.
Large corporate organisations should not consider themselves exempt from the laws that the rest of the community are expected to obey.
I say well done, Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
IT'S about time the builders ("Shock as builders' JCB gets a parking ticket," May 9) realised that they cannot just leave their vehicles wherever they want.
Just because they have not had a ticket before doesn't mean it's OK. I wonder if they are the same builders who keep parking their cars across two bays, thereby reducing even further the few parking spaces left in Huntingdon. Quite arrogant of them.