Has se­cret sale been agreed?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

Some three months ago you printed a let­ter from me protest­ing about the amount of time it was tak­ing for the coun­cil to make the nec­es­sary re­pairs to West­gate and Broad­way.

It meant that all bus ser­vices us­ing these roads had been sus­pended un­til De­cem­ber, thus mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for se­nior cit­i­zens and those with mo­bil­ity prob­lems to eas­ily reach the mar­ket.

In it I said: “It would not sur­prise me if the ‘foot­fall’ for the mar­ket was down again in the next six months.”

Your ar­ti­cle of Novem­ber 1 headed ‘Road­works hit mar­ket trade’ sadly con­firms my pre­mo­ni­tions. What re­ally con­cerns me is that you state: “Fears have also been raised that bus routes will not re­vert back to nor­mal once the works have been fin­ished.”

Does some­body, some­where know some­thing the gen­eral pub­lic doesn’t know? Speak­ing hy­po­thet­i­cally .... What if Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil had made a lu­cra­tive deal with a prop­erty de­vel­oper and sold this highly at­trac­tive city cen­tre site for a tidy sum, would cut­ting off its bus ser­vice posi­bly has­ten the demise of the mar­ket?

Even worse would be that coun­cil leader Coun­cil­lor John Holdich might drop Flet­ton Quays from ev­ery other sen­tence and re­place it with our won­der­ful new mar­ket de­vel­op­ment. Brian Baker Bret­ton Peter­bor­ough

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