ONE MAN CAN’T DECIDE ALL
DOES anyone remember voting for a guided busway, does anyone remember voting for greater devolution of power?
But alas I hear Roger Jones cry, the 10 authorities agreed it.
Cllr Jones is an interesting case, look at his championing of the congestion charge and now he takes to championing the guided busway.
This supposition that Salford Labour politicians have some divine right to rule over the working class is beginning to become unstuck and they are revealing themselves to be nothing more that of a metropolitan liberal elite. The ‘we know what’s best for you attitude’ is shown in their attempts to moderate our behaviour in how we drive and telling us how we want our tax money to be spent.
We already have unions calling for referendum on the devolution agreement.
Is this the way forward or do we live in a virtual autocracy on the whims of one person elected to represent the whole of Greater Manchester? Joe O’Neill Chairman Salford UKIP
PERFECT PLACE FOR MARKET
THE triangle of paving, between the new Tesco store and Salford Shopping City is crying out to be utilised.
It is my opinion that this area is perfect for a ‘portable’ market.
By portable, I mean stalls with wheels, so that they can be removed at night and stored safely away.
The possibilities are endless – a regular market like we used to have, farmers’ markets, arts and crafts etc. Even holiday markets such as the German ones that are currently on in Manchester.
I believe that a market on this site would be the glue that joins the two shopping areas together and would benefit both Tesco and the shopping precinct by increased footfall.
For nearly 800 years the city of Salford has held a Royal Charter, granting it permission to hold regular markets but what have we got?
A handful of stalls in what once was a lovely food hall.
There are one car villages in the back of beyond that have bigger markets than our city.
It’s not right, we know it and you know it.
So come on the powers that be, get your heads together and give the good people of the city of Salford and surrounding areas, what they want and miss, a market to be proud of. J Potts Salford I COULD hardly believe your headline ‘Pupil with football star cut is removed from class’ (Advertiser, November 20). You really could not make it up.
One would think the headteacher, Marie Garside, has more important things to concern her, like teaching and sensible discipline.
Quite frankly these days one could write reams about our educational establishment and its petty rules and dogma. What is the point? All I can do through your paper is to compliment the parents of Lewis and his mate, Jack, for sending them to school so well coiffeured.
That erstwhile pop legend, Sir Bob Geldof, should take note. Roger Brown Ellenbrook Worsley