Abol­ish the ar­chaic and be­come a town

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

Re: ‘No vote sees off town up­grade’, Buck­ing­hamshire Ad­ver­tiser, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 18, page 1 I couldn’t agree more with the com­ments made by coun­cil­lor Hellen Orme re­gard­ing the sta­tus

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of Ger­rards Cross.

I have lived in Ger­rards Cross for 30 odd years and have al­ways re­ferred to it as ‘the town’.

Ger­rards Cross in my eyes bears no re­sem­blance what­so­ever to a vil­lage.

We have far too many pave­ment cafes, blocks of sub­ur­ban-style flats, large of­fice blocks, and a traf­fic lights sys­tem which would not be out of place in a ma­jor city let alone a vil­lage.

The only area which could, at a push, be con­sid­ered vil­lage-like is the com­mons and the duck pond.

It is time for Ger­rards Cross to stop this pre­tence about its im­age and abol­ish the ar­chaic and be­come a small town.

But then again I sup­pose that says it all – ‘pre­tence’!

VA­LERIE ISAACS West Common Ger­rards Cross

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