Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

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

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