Agreeing with council for once
For once, and on a rare occasion, I find myself agreeing with Leicester City Council regarding traders breaching planning permission to operate industrial units for retail use on Green Lane Road, ("Legal bombshell will put us all out of bussiness", Wednesday, December 26).
And again, there was Keith Vaz in the Mercury disagreeing with this.
Sudhash Khunti, director of Greens DIY, says "We are talking about people's livelihood here," but doesn't think twice about setting up a DIY business directly opposite Bouldin's hardware and DIY shop, which has been in Green Lane Road for many years.
A few years ago you couldn't set up a business next to and in direct competition to a similar business.
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I am also fed up trying to walk on a pavement which is non-existent due to the vans, lorries and cars parked on the pavement at these premises and "forced" to walk on a busy road and a bus route. Double yellow lines and a pavement mean nothing to some businesses!
I hate to think how a blind person could walk along here.
Yes, Leicester City Council is quite right in this instance.
Come on, Mr Vaz, what about your other constituents and pedestrians trying to negotiate this pavement who have been pushed into walking into traffic and buses on this busy main road? It's an accident waiting to happen.
Graham Astill, Leicester.
I agreed with every word Anne Bond said ("Scrooge seems to live in Oadby" Mercury Mailbox, Friday, December 28).
Oadby town centre is almost entirely lacking in Christmas decorations and the "tree" on entering the town from Harborough Road is pathetic.
It's time the council got its act together and tried planting a real fir tree so that it could be decorated as it grew.
Trees can always be pruned if they get too big!
People with fir trees in their own front gardens do a better decorating job.
So please, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, start planning now so that Christmas 2013 can be a sparkling success in Oadby.
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