On 11 Oct 2004 at 11:22pm The Webmaster wrote:
Communities online or offline are very important whether you're a resident or a trader we both need each other and sometimes we understand the issues better than those who have the power to change how our communities work.
If they make mistakes they must listen to us and say "we made a mistake" and we must accept that they are fallible. If we don't they will carry on regardless.
Our voices and solidarity are an important part of how this town works, if you believe in something write a letter but only ask one question to which they must respond, then write another with another question. This is how we can shape our lives, this is how we can grow and thrive as a vibrant successful community.
This forum is a great place to air your views, get balls rolling and gather support but the powers that be will only respond to direct action.
In spite of overwhelming opposition the parking scheme went ahead, inspite of overwhelming oppositon the Walwers Lane site will go ahead, inspite of overwhelming opposition the Timberyard Lane development went ahead.
The parking scheme is driving bsiness away, traffic wardens are out at 9 o'clock at night, how can that possibly be in the name of releiving traffic congestion?
If you don't like it vote for someone else, they are after all supposed to be working for us, the workers the residents and the businesses that make this wonderful town prosper, maybe they've forgotten that.
On 12 Oct 2004 at 7:50am Me wrote:
Didn't know the traffic wardens were out at 9pm. Thats well over the top. But i suppose tax collection is a serious issue!
On 12 Oct 2004 at 10:54am Raziel wrote:
I'm interested in where the webmaster got his/her information from. What were the figures for and against the parking scheme, Walwers Lane and Timberyard Lane?
Also has he/she got proof that the wardens are out at 9pm at night (and even if they are they shouldn't be ticketing anyone who is legally parked as it's free after 6pm, but those on double yellows should be fined anyway)?
As for driving business away, I walk to and fro to work everyday. Working for myself I am often in the high street during the normal 9-5 hours, and I still see cars, vans and lorries double parking collecting or delivering to shops. I also see cars parked across the accessway to the Osteopaths next to Steamer Trading despite the road being clearly marked "Keep Clear".
I've not noticed a drop in the amount of traffic and The Avenue and Prince Edward's Road (which I've walked along every weekday morning for over a year) have not been any more/less busy than before the restrictions.
As the parking restrictions have been phased in over the last few weeks I don't think we really can say how well/bad it has worked for a couple of months.
On 12 Oct 2004 at 5:06pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
So you have not noticed an increase in parking in Prince Edwards Road then. Do you walk around with your eyes shut? Oh sorry, judging by the content of all your previous postings you've obviously got your head in the clouds (or up somewhere else).
On 12 Oct 2004 at 6:12pm northern bigot wrote:
The french have never heard of political correctness, their children are told they liberated Paris/France!!!. It makes me mad , we have a history second to none,and there are those, who dont think we should be proud of it or celebrate it, for fear of offending those who we defeated, more than often, after they started it! How many children today, have heard of Churchill let alone Nelson or Wellington. Instead their told to wear goggles while playing conkers, how did we ever run a quarter of the world, the difference was then we had national self confidence and pride. And our news media which was run in those days by British people, was not suffering from a cultural cringe.
On 12 Oct 2004 at 6:33pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Well said bigot! I did'nt think anyone had the guts to say stuff like that anymore. The sooner we rid our selves of this pc clap trap the better. This country dominated the world once and no amount of appologizing by wishy washy bleeding heart liberals is going to change that. Pity Trafalgar Day is mostly ignored. Who cares what the french think, lets face it france is just a piece of land where Britain and Germany settle their differences.
On 12 Oct 2004 at 6:55pm northern bigot wrote:
Thank you TF, the reason why so many people love and feel at home in the town is because its not afraid to show where its true allegiances lie. I remember having an argument with some old ratbag, who had travelled miles to be offended by the towns bonfire traditions, she informed me it was outdated, i asked her when did the country have a referendum and decide patriotism was outdated, the truth is these people the politically correct want to tell us what to think and say, and by that they mean we should agree with their values and beliefs.
On 13 Oct 2004 at 12:46am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
I am not alone! May all your days be happy Bigot.