Residents south of crossing are still awaiting answers
YOUR correspondent Francis Ball (Target, September 25) displays a rather partial view of Sleaford Town Council's (STC) remit.
Apparently he's unaware amongst other areas of topical jurisdiction, that STC and others enjoy 'consultee' status over planning applications, even if NKDC subsequently choose to disregard some deliberations. It would be remiss if such bodies were to be denied every public opportunity to promote and protect both the purposes and extents of recreational, or other lands held intact on behalf of their people: especially so when Sleaford is targeted to significantly expand its youth.
STC made their position clear, they favour a re-vitalised town and have approved the 'Maltings' development. But: .. in consideration of residents living south of the level-crossing, they aren't yet privy to cogent explanations as to how sealing off that traditional access point, and creating logistical difficulties for pedestrians, train and bus passengers, shall actually effect 'regeneration' of the high street zone.
In a very recent BBC TV programme, Robert Peston clearly disclosed that due to ever growing internet 'Click & Collect' trading schemes, the modern shopping scene now requires clear unobstructed access (with parking) into all commercial areas (remember Mary Portas): and that their outlets shall henceforth be of smaller scale and more local than the progressively uneconomic super 'sheds' previously favoured. If Mr Ball considers this to be 'rambling' then please take it up with Mr Peston.
FREE BOILER !!! FREE BOILER !!!LANDLORDS / TENANTS & HOMEOWNERS,...View details
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE BOILER ??? IF YOU ARE IN RECEIT OF TAX CREDITS, PENSION CREDITS, INCOME SUPPORT, JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE OR DISABILITY, THEN GIVE YOUR LOCAL PLUMBING COMPANY A CALL NOW.
Terms: TS & CS APPLY
Contact: 01472 803004
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
If your correspondent has genuine concerns concerning town cleansing etc, may I suggest that he personally documents and addresses them to STC, where I firmly believe that their Services Committee chairman will give them every consideration.
David Birks Quarrington