Re­name Ash­ford Cone De­light

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

RE: New ring road lay­out. Where do all the work­men van­ish to? Have they been kid­napped by aliens and re­placed by cones? Do the con­trac­tors know that their work­force has been re­placed by ro­botic cones that seem to move un­der the cover of dark­ness, all on their own? On my daily ex­cur­sions to work across Ash­ford, I no­tice that the dis­rup­tion con­tin­ues to grow and the only things that seem to move are the cones! Have they re­placed the work­force which is no­tice­ably ab­sent, es­pe­cially af­ter 4.30pm each af­ter­noon, I ask my­self? Where is Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil to al­low this town of ours to be so to­tally dev­as­tated at ev­ery en­trance and exit? Per­haps Ash­ford should be re­named. Cone De­light springs to mind. Jenny Webb, by e-mail.

THE plan­ners who de­vised the one-way sys­tem in Ash­ford must all be given medals. The new road net­work al­ready causes un­nec­es­sary de­lays, such that the town is now best avoided if pos­si­ble. Sadly, it would ap­pear like­wise once the new scheme is op­er­a­tional. Com­ing over the rail­way bridge from the di­rec­tion of the round­about pre­vented a turn into El­wick Road, which was ben­e­fi­cial to cars park­ing there at four in the af­ter­noon, nor­mally a space might just be avail­able. It is well pos­si­ble to un­der­stand the shops re­port­ing a fall in trade. It is nei­ther cer­tain that any im­prove­ment can be en­vis­aged once the new road sys­tem is op­er­a­tional. D. J. Wright, Holling­bourne.

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