Sinister plan can ruin thriving town
During my last shopping trip to Oadby it was clear how busy and popular it has now become.
It would seem that Oadby, thanks to its local businesses, has turned itself into a main shopping centre.
It must be great for the businesses to see such success, but frustrating to see Oadby and Wigston Borough Council seemingly intent on reversing its success with its "masterplan" – a name which is really quite sinister.
Now we hear the Wigston Co-Op is going to close.
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Wigston is already full of charity shops and takeaways – is it really still the main shopping centre around here?
The council masterplans are based on principles formed five, six or seven years ago.
Are these principles still applicable? Shouldn't the council look at them again?
Car parking in Oadby is causing a major headache.
My sympathies are not only with the shoppers who have to endure endless rounds in the car park before finding a parking space, but also with the staff.
How do they manage to find a parking space each day for work?
Rani Mahal, Great Glen.
I don't know if the pedestrians of Leicester have noticed, or how they feel, about the issue of paying their council tax when the money paid only seems to benefit the motorists when it comes to the winter months.
I cannot help but observe that during winter the pavements are never gritted. They were left in a dangerous condition during the recent snow and icy weather.
Why is the council not doing anything to address this issue?
The number of mostly elderly people who are landing in hospital due to the poorly maintained and neglected pavements is beyond belief.
Why don't the authorities help prevent avoidable injuries and assist the NHS by simply keeping the streets safe for pedestrians?
HM Donnelly, Leicester.