Mayor on wrong road once again
The Glen Parva bypass work, which commenced on Monday, is an insult to the thousands of people who have vehemently opposed this monstrous waste of council tax-payers' hard-earned money.
The campaign against the work has been totally ignored by our mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, and his council cohorts, probably none of whom live in the proposed area of disruption, which will now be blighted by months of roadworks.
As I asked in a previous letter to Mailbox, which received no apparent response, where are those who want this money-wasting scheme?
I have not seen one letter in Mailbox, or anywhere else in other forums, to support this madness.
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Does it mean that whatever the wishes of the council, the very people the council are supposed to be serving have no say whatever on future proposed major changes?
One very urgent way some of this vast sum of money could be wisely spent would be on the refurbishment of virtually every major road into Leicester, which are all pitted with many small and medium-sized potholes, plus large ones.
Ironically, Lutterworth Road and the whole of Aylestone Road are both in a bad state of repair and have been for quite some time.
I suggest our councillors concentrate their efforts more on important issues that need correcting, rather than dreaming up grandiose schemes that are not needed.
Mark Wolfe, Countesthorpe.
Can anyone explain to me why there has been an ever-increasing incidence of vehicles parking half-on and half-off the road or, even worse, parking completely on the pavements?
I have never yet seen any of these vehicles with a parking ticket stuck on the windscreen in spite of traffic wardens or police, on foot or in cars, nearby.
I have also seen mothers with pushchairs, people in wheelchairs and blind pedestrians struggling to negotiate a way to safely pass them.
Yesterday, I saw an elderly couple, she in a mobility scooter and he walking with sticks, going out into the road to pass a BMW parked on the footpath, just as a police car sailed past. Surely this parking is not only dangerous, inconsiderate and annoying, but illegal too?
Rosy Curtis, Leicester.