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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


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

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