FEEDBACK Wider implications of our Dodlee Lane woes
Why hundreds of schoolchildren are to miss out on free bus passes. Parents could be left £370 out of pocket because of Kirklees Council cuts Silly me, I always thought it was the responsibility of the parent to get a child to school. Maybe more thought should go into sending a child to their nearest school, instead of wasting council tax payers money on free buses. Gerald Harper, actor, Glyn Johns, music producer, Clare Short, Labour politician
Jane Seymour, actress Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator, Ali Campbell, singer Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer THE recent incident on Dodlee Lane highlights (Examiner, February 13) the significance of this little road – although a cart track might be a better description.
Far from being a rat-run, it forms part of a major route connecting Golcar, Milnsbridge and the eastern Colne Valley with the M62 and Calderdale (where I believe there is a hospital).
To witness its importance you only have to view it at rush hour.
Last week, in the time it took me to drive up the road, 12 cars drove down.
The new and imminent housing developments in the vicinity mean cars from over 100 new houses will be added to Dodlee Lane’s daily tally, just as the developments in Linthwaite and beyond will increase use of the infamous Round Ings Lane which forms part of the route from the motorway to the western Colne Valley.
I’m afraid the group who form the planning committee do not realise that access problems do not begin and end at the entrance to the shiny new estate, but have repercussions over the whole area, and drivers, pedestrians and residents such as those on Dodlee Lane have to live with the consequences.