St Ives do-little option best for disabled

LAST Thursday (November 20), as a representative of the many disabled people in St Ives and the surrounding area, I attended the open meeting at the Free Church to discuss the option for improving the town of St Ives. I was appalled at both options one

LAST Thursday (November 20), as a representative of the many disabled people in St Ives and the surrounding area, I attended the open meeting at the Free Church to discuss the option for "improving" the town of St Ives.

I was appalled at both options one and two, because they want to move not only the war memorial but also Oliver Cromwell.

The disabled parking in both these options will not be enough, and there will be no double-yellow lines to make up the shortfall. At the moment, I can either park in one of the six bays - for which on market days or Fridays I have to be in town by 8.30am at latest, not an easy thing for someone with my disablement - or I can park outside the town hall on any available yellow lines.

But, when and if either of these options is taken, I will not be able to use the town facilities.


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The gentlemen from HDC, who were there to answer questions, do not seem to have given much thought to the likes of us. I couldn't help noticing that one of the men did not seem interested in what concerned townspeople were saying. He was looking all around the church and looked at his watch at least five times. He gave the impression that he would rather have been somewhere else.

The third option seems to be the best. By all means spruce up the town, but leave the rest as it is - a lovely market town. If this £1million is burning a hole in your pocket, please don't spend it just for the sake of it and leave St Ives to regret it.

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The people of St Ives should rise up and stop this terrible destruction of our lovely town.

Mrs J A TARLING

Rookery Close

St Ives

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