Driv­ers are not as bad as vis­i­tors

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

I DO agree with J.P. Blunt about the num­ber of lor­ries park­ing on the Or­bital Busi­ness Park (March 1). Since 2000, I have been cam­paign­ing to get it stopped. I note the gen­tle­man lives in Ken­ning­ton. How does he think the res­i­dents of South Willes­bor­ough feel when ev­ery week­end the area is turned into a gi­gan­tic park for lor­ries and cars? Yes, the lorry driv­ers do leave a lot of un­pleas­ant mess around. But not nearly as much as the vis­i­tors to the mar­ket and boot fair – at least they use the bins pro­vided to put rub­bish in, which is more than the vis­i­tors to the mar­ket do. I do not agree with lor­ries us­ing the Or­bital Park roads at all but all the time the mar­ket is where it is, we will never get rid of them. What is needed is more peo­ple like the au­thor of the let­ter to put pen to pa­per and write to KCC and the Gov­ern­ment. Mar­garet Pryke, Can­ter­bury Road, South Willes­bor­ough, Ash­ford.

SUN­DAY lunchtime my wife and I made our way past a sea of parked lor­ries, to the French Con­nec­tion, where we had a pleas­ant lunch. Af­ter­wards we vis­ited Topps Tiles, and as we were about to leave the car park, a vi­cious fight broke out be­tween some for­eign lorry driv­ers. Un­der­stand­ably, my wife ex­pressed a de­sire to leave in a hurry. I feel very sorry for any­one try­ing to run a busi­ness in the area, as this sort of thing must put off cus­tomers. It is high time the pow­ers that be stopped mak­ing ex­cuses and took some pos­i­tive ac­tion to end the men­ace of this un­of­fi­cial lorry park. B. Chris­tian, Ware­horne, Ash­ford.

Mar­garet Pryke cam­paigns to stop for­eign lorry driv­ers park­ing on the Or­bital Busi­ness Park: see let­ter, be­low

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