Abolish the archaic and become a town
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