Driv­ers de­fi­ant against res­i­dents

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

I can­not see what Bev­er­ley Davies’ prob­lem is (Th­ese lor­ries are caus­ing a dan­ger, KE, Fe­bru­ary 4) re­gard­ing the HGV that parked up on God­in­ton Park.

Over the past year or more our qual­ity of life has plum­meted on our newish hous­ing es­tate, with the same type of dan­ger cre­ated by the week-long park­ing of for­eign cargo vans that only va­cate the es­tate at week­ends.

The vans are parked within the law, but ob­scure mo­torists’ vi­sion of a con­cealed junc­tion when en­ter­ing the es­tate and a bend in the op­po­site di­rec­tion on exit.

This is cou­pled with the fact that they ob­struct the use of res­i­dents’ drive­ways, but who cares?

Be­ing an old Ash­for­dian who tries to ed­u­cate the aliens who ar­rive in our area about one-way street sys­tems and il­le­gal foot­path park­ing, I then get ac­costed in an out of town su­per­mar­ket by an un­known fe­male who does not know the cor­rect name of the road she’s talk­ing about, telling me to back off.

With that sort of at­ti­tude what chance do the res­i­dents older than my­self have? But who cares? I do, be­cause the new­com­ers to our his­toric mar­ket town carry out de­lib­er­ate acts of de­fi­ance for which long­stand­ing res­i­dents will pay the ul­ti­mate price with their life. Barry Lawrance Ash­ford

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