REGARDING your article on parking for disabled drivers in St Neots Market Square (July 4) – I am not surprised that Anita Rendall-Read got a parking ticket. One of the Police Community Support Officers told me that the ability to park in the Market Squar
REGARDING your article on parking for disabled drivers in St Neots Market Square (July 4) - I am not surprised that Anita Rendall-Read got a parking ticket.
One of the Police Community Support Officers told me that the ability to park in the Market Square for Blue Badge holders was being removed.
She said it was going to be published in local newspapers but, although I have been looking, I have not seen this.
The officer said that it would be possible to park with a disabled badge in the two loading bays outside the Old Falcon, but I know that this is not generally allowed under the Blue Badge scheme and would not like to chance it.
My mother inadvertently parked in a loading bay once with her Blue Badge and got a parking ticket.
She said that the organisers of the market had been approached to provide some disabled parking on the square (which would be perfectly feasible if stallholders' vehicles were parked in the Riverside car park, as before). Unfortunately, they had dismissed the idea out of hand.
As for your spokesman from Cambridgeshire County council, it seems that someone, somewhere has the wrong information, whether it be the council or the traffic warden.
Also, are the new traffic cameras in St Neots High Street (by Westgate) speed cameras or just cameras for jumping red lights?
What happens during the rush hour, when traffic edges forward to the yellow box, but doesn't make it across in time before the lights change? Does this count as jumping the lights? No-one seems to know what these are for.
ANGELA DONNELLY, Teversham Way, Eaton Ford
* I DO not understand what Mr Muggeridge is talking about (The Hunts Post, June 27).
Has nobody told him that Loves Farm is only a muddy patch of ground, noboby lives there yet, and the building traffic goes there via the A428?
The reason for the hold-ups in St Neots is having five sets of traffic lights that work against the traffic flow. When one is on go, the other is on stop, so traffic cannot flow.
Whoever did the layout must live on another planet. They do not live in the real world if this is all they can come up with.
They want to try driving through the town at peak times to see what a complete hash they have made of it and what a waste of our money.
BOB WATSON, Wilkinson Close, Eaton Socon