White lines but no yellow
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,
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
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