White lines but no yel­low

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

HOORAY! Some roads in Bea­cons­field have at last been re-sur­faced.

Can we now get the yel­low lines re-painted to stop op­por­tunist mo­torists tak­ing ad­van­tage of the fact they haven’t been?

Why does ev­ery­thing take so long to fix in Bea­cons­field – don’t we pay enough Coun­cil Tax?

Also, hav­ing tried, un­suc­cess­fully, to per­suade our lo­cal coun­cil to get a sim­ple safety bar­rier erected along­side the foot­path over the rail­way bridge in Bea­cons­field, I am de­lighted to see they have now had a white line painted along the kerb.

I only hope that if any­one now stum­bles on the bridge they will be able to grab the white line and pre­vent them­selves from fall­ing un­der the wheels of a ve­hi­cle pass­ing only inches away.

In the event of a tragic ac­ci­dent, be it on the con­science of who­ever ve­toed the erec­tion of a bar­rier.

MICHAEL GIL­BERT Sheep­cote Close,

Bea­cons­field

Along with scores of other peo­ple, I will be com­pet­ing in the South Bucks 10k Road Race which cen­tres around Black Park Coun­try Park near Iver Heath.

And it’s my earnest hope that your read­ers will back me and other run­ners who will be fundrais­ing for the Hos­pice.

I have been run­ning for most of my adult life as a means of keep­ing fit.

I re­tired last year but, when I was work­ing in Lon­don, I used to run in Hyde Park at lunchtimes and en­joyed both the ex­er­cise and the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings. In for­mer years, I have run the Lon­don Marathon and a num­ber of half-marathons but, with the ad­vanc­ing years, I now re­strict my­self to 10K.

I was elected as a Dis­trict Coun­cil­lor for the Iver & Rich­ings Park ward ear­lier this year and am keen to pro­mote op­por­tu­ni­ties for sport and fit­ness in the area.

This will be my first South Bucks 10k Road Race and I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in an event right on our doorstep. I’m no Paula Rad­cliffe, but I’m hop­ing to mix it with the Over 60s.

My hus­band and I are en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port­ers of [the] South Bucks Hos­pice and so I am par­tic­u­larly pleased that the or­gan­is­ers of this year’s 10k run have cho­sen to do­nate prof­its to the Hos­pice.

This is a great op­por­tu­nity for any­one, what­ever their abil­ity, to par­tic­i­pate in a fun and friendly oc­ca­sion. It is not one of those huge, im­per­sonal events with thou­sands of run­ners.

Added to this, there is the bonus of sup­port­ing the work of a very spe­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion that helps in­di­vid­u­als with life­lim­it­ing ill­nesses, as well as their fam­i­lies and car­ers. This is a mile­stone year for the Hos­pice as work starts on the con­struc­tion of a new Com­mu­nity Day Hos­pice in High Wy­combe and so its need for funds has never been greater.

The dead­line for en­tries is rapidly ap­proach­ing so I would en­cour­age any­one who is con­sid­er­ing tak­ing part to sign up and, if pos­si­ble, raise funds for South Bucks Hos­pice.

Reg­is­tra­tion is open un­til Mon­day, Septem­ber 28 at www.fabian4.co.uk.

To spon­sor me, please go to https://my­do­nate. bt.com/fundrais­ers/ chrisjor­dan2.

JILLY JOR­DAN, South Bucks Dis­trict

Coun­cil­lor

moorhen, but now there is hardly room for the ducks to swim in. It’s an eye-sore and an ab­so­lute dis­grace to see.

MR PC MILLER

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