The other day The Dame quoted phantom councillor Mary Weale's
strategy for dealing with residents. According to this indolent
councillor it was 'We hear....we do not listen.'
Residents in Hillgate Place face the same
indifference and disdain for their views.
Residents and the council agreed parking spaces should be
removed to allow access for fire engines. So far so good.....
However, having been promised consultation over a solution to the problem
they found the council intransigent and devious in their approach. There was
no 'consultation'-just a piece of paper tacked on to a lamp post
So residents launched a petition-but that, so far, has been
The petition made clear residents accepted the removal of parking
spaces to allow access for fire engines. Their objection was the proposal
of crude double yellow lines. Residents say an unalleviated double yellow
lines would inevitably increase traffic speed in an area very
busy with parents and children coming and going to the two local
schools. It will also be highly detrimental to the streetscape in this
conservation area. The residents’ modest, low cost proposal, is
simply to break up the run with kerb extensions to slow the traffic
and enhance the street.
Why are the council throwing up every objection they can think of
– against policy, too expensive, just a security access/parking
But at the end of the day what perplexes residents is
why the Council say they would consult knowing they had no
intention of doing so...
Come on Ward councillors it's time to stand up for residents...that
is why they elect you!