SUNKEN ROAD AND BUS PAIN
AS a pensioner, times are not always easy and reduction and cut backs are implemented as and where they can be, so it doesn’t help the cause when the council has increased the tax and also now charge £35 to empty your garden waste bin.
A sunken road outside the village nursery in Helmshore, was repaired this year, I contacted the council when the road started to sink again just a few weeks after and they sent the man, who dumped a bit of tarmac in the sunken hole, a few days later the hole was so bad they have now cordoned off the sunken bit.
Who is paying for this disaster?
The next rip off was the £35 garden waste charge.
Whinge No2: I have been extremely lucky to have used a car for a lot of years, I have had the unfortunate experience of having to use a bus for the first time in 40 years, my car was in the garage and I caught the bus from Accrington to Haslingden.
I was unable to sit on the seat as my legs dug into the seat in front, on the return bus trip from Haslingden to Accrington the seats had no padding and the ride was very uncomfortable.
When you look in the valley and see the new shopping areas and how many cars are using them, I ask myself why do the council insist on forging ahead with this trillion pound bus shelter to house the most uncomfortable buses and vast walking areas that are useless to the modern day shopper who walk across the pavement then jump back in the car.
As we all know the roads and pavements are a disaster, and it would be money well spent in repairing these and putting some padding on the bus seats. Helmshore resident Name and address supplied