Short meeting and A4 sheet of paper
RE: ‘Dangerous road’ call as action is delayed (page 11, Advertiser, September 25) ARE we to take comfort from our new county council transport chief Ruth Vigor-Hedderly’s comments regarding the complete inaction relating to the traffic light system at Packhorse Road?
She informs us that highway junction design work involves much planning and research. So what happened first time round? Who is responsible for the current farce?
It is now two years since we were interviewed on this matter and expressed our views, yet we are informed by Ms Vigor-Hedderly that it ‘appears to be taking a long time’. For ‘appears’ read ‘is’.
Most of us working in the private sector would have this done by the end of the following week and I am very happy to chair a meeting, which I would ask should last no longer than two hours, when we could sort this out.
I take some comfort that Ms Vigor-Hedderly wants ‘to avoid the back of a fag packet factor’ and promise her that I would bring a single sheet of A4.
Ms Vigor- Hedderly, get the diary out, schedule a meeting, make a decision and get this sorted.
idiot ‘planner’ at Bucks County Council who has never lived in the real world.
They result in a massive build-up of traffic back towards the A40 and along Packhorse Road. There should have been a roundabout and four ‘normal’ pedestrian crossings outside Tesco and one crossing new Station Road.
Buck County Council will never do anything to alleviate the situation, since doing away with the lights would be an admission that they wasted hundreds of thousands of pounds of our money incessantly. Every time the lights malfunction, an engineer has to attend at the relevant cost.
Roundabouts outside the supermarkets in Old Amersham and New Beaconsfield have worked perfectly well for so many years, with no discernible build-up of traffic.
Bucks County Council has refused to take any constructive measures regarding the absence of pavements near the railway bridge in Mill Lane, Gerrards Cross, leading to the primary school – that situation is a fatal road ‘accident’ waiting to happen. They refuse to do anything about the absence of proper pavements in Bull Lane, Gerrards Cross, close to the schools in Bull Lane and Maltman’s Green Lane.
If Bucks CC had spent money on pavements in the area mentioned, instead of on ludicrous traffic lights, Gerrards Cross would be a safer and saner place.
Back Lane Chalfont St Giles
that valid judgments can be made about the safety of the Tesco junction area?
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