Thanks for the lights – fan­tas­tic

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - BOB WALLER Hilling­don SID­MOUTH DRIVE RES­I­DENT. Name and ad­dress with­held SYED KA­MALL MEP for Lon­don

ON be­half of a coach party of “wrin­klies” who were taken to see the Lon­don Christ­mas lights, I would like to ex­press our sin­cere thanks to Age Uk Hilling­don who or­gan­ised the trip.

Noth­ing was too much trou­ble for the staff & vol­un­teers and along with a Lon­don tourist guide, gave us a most en­joy­able out­ing.

Our thanks must also in­clude the lo­cal shops and busi­nesses who so gen­er­ously do­nated to the cost of the trip and a bag of good­ies that each one of us re­ceived. weight bear­ing con­struc­tion.

I can sym­pa­thise with Mr Jamieson about speed­ing and the park­ing in­con­ve­nience of traf­fic is­lands. Sid­mouth Drive’s 20 mph speed limit for Ruislip High School, is rou­tinely ig­nored. Ve­hi­cles crash over speed bumps, weav­ing to avoid Ruislip Gar­dens Sta­tion com­muter park­ing. If any Ruislip road is more de­serv­ing of speed cam­eras, it could be Sid­mouth Drive, through in­flu­enc­ing driver be­hav­iour, for the safety of school chil­dren.

I have asked that my name be with­held, since many many HGV driv­ers have now re­ceived £130 (£260 round-trip) Penalty Charge No­tices. There is no glee in this. Res­i­dents would sooner that no HGV trav­elled the road to be fined. com­mis­sion from sell­ing a par­tic­u­lar in­sur­ance prod­uct.

I know my­self that choos­ing car, home and travel in­sur­ance can be be­wil­der­ing be­cause of the range of prices and the types of cover – and there is al­ways a sus­pi­cion that you may be hit with hid­den costs.

Now con­sumers should have a much clearer pic­ture of what they are get­ting and how much they are pay­ing.

So, fancy that! Some leg­is­la­tion com­ing out of Brussels that has been well-planned and ac­tu­ally helps peo­ple. As Basil Fawlty might have said: we should have it stuffed.

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