Why ex­clude the res­i­dents?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

I was very sorry to see that Burgh­ley had de­cided to ex­clude the lo­cal res­i­dents of Stam­ford from be­ing able to walk into the Horse Tri­als for free af­ter 4pm.

The res­i­dents of Stam­ford are very tol­er­ant of the dis­rup­tion the Horse Tri­als cause each year, and in re­turn get the ex­cit­ing perk of be­ing able to walk in af­ter 4pm and do a bit of shop­ping, have a drink and are ul­ti­mately spend­ing money there.

The traf­fic dis­rup­tion is con­sid­er­able, it’s very dif­fi­cult to drive any­where and some of the roads are closed to aid traf­fic flow and some res­i­dents are even un­able to park on their roads dur­ing the time of the Tri­als.

I don’t see that the Stam­ford pop­u­la­tion do any dam­age to the horse tri­als by go­ing in for free af­ter 4pm, most of the com­pe­ti­tion is over at that time, many of the pay­ing guests have left and the stands and bars ben­e­fit from the ex­tra in­come. What a shame that Burgh­ley has taken this at­ti­tude this year.

Mar­garet Kaye Stam­ford

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