Bigger and better?
RE: Support growing for Peterborough Garden Park supermarket scheme, May 1.
Not sure what’s wrong with Sainsbury’s at Oxney Road. On the other hand, maybe it’s going to be a bigger and improved Sainsbury’s with more parking. Then close Oxney Road.
GET REAL will do in the short term is create 300 jobs i.e. while the building work is carried out.
Most of those jobs will come from outside Peterborough and when the work is finished, they will go and you will be left with the same problem as all the other so-called good news on the job front – nowhere near as many jobs as claimed.
The residents who are supporting this will then go on to realise that the increase in traffic and pollution is not what they wanted, along with the increase in rubbish and supermarket plastic bags floating around the streets. Not to mention the massive lorries that will be delivering goods to the store, day and night. How many more supermarkets do we need? Get some manufacturing back into the area, not another Waittescmorrisasda. Also, ask yourselves where the development money the council will be paid is going to go Oh! Yeah! Wait – another hair-brained scheme – perhaps a fountain in the middle of the A47.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS May 1.
My own belief is that car parks should be free. Charging simply discourages people to go elsewhere or on the internet.
However, parking restrictions are in place, and they should be followed.
I won’t travel through Millfield because of the double parked cars, parking on junctions and on footpaths.
I see no reason for cars and vans to be continually driving around Cathedral Square during the day.
St Peter’s Road should not be a place where people park, with the driver remaining inside ready to move on sight of a parking officer coming along Don’t even think about the railway station.