Strong feelings

I AM writing in response to the comments made about the non-response of the residents affected by the consultation on permit parking in the area. The residents of Priory Road have made their feelings known about the need for permit parking on several occ

I AM writing in response to the comments made about the non-response of the residents affected by the consultation on permit parking in the area.

The residents of Priory Road have made their feelings known about the need for permit parking on several occasions in the form of official petitions and, on one occasion, holding a demonstration one early morning by using the wheelie bins to prevent shoppers and commuters from using our road as a free-for-all.

It is about time the powers-that-be took notice of people's opinions, as it is not their lives that are being affected on a daily basis in such a negative way.

I would like to highlight to your readers that the comments made by Karen Lunn, traffic engineer, are unfounded and unfair.

On what basis does she make these comments regarding our apparent lack of insight into the implications of allowing the scheme to go ahead?

We are very aware that, at present, every Tom, Dick and Harry is taking advantage of the situation and people are being allowed to park "willy-nilly", putting the safety of the public at risk and affecting the quality of the residents' lives.

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Would you like to return home from work unable to park outside your own home and have to leave your car somewhere on another street out of sight?

If the traffic committee is allowed to go ahead with their decision to scrap the very much wanted permit parking scheme, then this decision should not be relayed to the public as being made because of a lack of support because it is basically not true.

Therefore, one has to wonder what really lies being this decision.

They should not be allowed to get away with this, in my opinion, and I look forward to hearing the outcome of the scrutiny committee's investigation of the matter.

Mrs DIANE THOMPSON, Priory Road, Huntingdon

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