BECAUSE Gilead Road in Longwood is closed for five weeks and the suggested diversion is very long, motorists are using Lamb Hall Road as a shorter route to the main road at Salendine Nook.
This is to thank those who are considerate and courteous and to plead with those who are neither.
Please slow down . In spite of large notices saying ‘Slow, pedestrians in road’ the average speed is ridiculously high, especially when approaching a bend in a very narrow stretch.
Pedestrians have nowhere to go, whether they are mothers with prams and young schoolchildren, walkers, joggers, cyclists, horse riders or old people who can’t leap to flatten themselves against a high wall.
If ever there were a situation to qualify for the expression ‘an accident waiting to happen’ this is it.
Busy rat run roads
WHILE it is possible to feel some sympathy for the residents of Lamb Hall Road, it is not obligatory.
They have had to wake up to the fact that they live on a public thoroughfare, not a private road.
It must be nice to live in an area where an increase in traffic seems like an assault on their human rights, but they might like to consider that their temporary irritation must be small compared with the elation felt by residents of the M62 to Colne Valley Link Road (Longwood Edge/Gilead/Dodlee/Parkwood) who have to suffer such levels of traffic every day of their blighted lives.
Since buying our house the level of private and public transport passing by has risen enormously and we just have to tolerate it.
In a few weeks time Lamb Hall Road will be back to its sleepy self so the residents may sit back and relax in the knowledge that the rest of us have to continue bearing the brunt of the annoyance.
Oh, by the way, how on earth is it possible for any vehicle to negotiate Lamb Hall Road at speeds ‘in excess of 60mph.’
If this miracle is possible, then perhaps residents should ask the council to festoon the road with speed humps and plateaux as it is obsessed with doing everywhere else.
Cemetery road concerns
THE plan for a huge cemetery near Castle Hill was rejected but now is back in the limelight.
Concerns about flooding which is a big problem and the lesser problems of toilets and bus service can be sorted out.
What concerns me most of all is the access to the site. The roads are very narrow and dangerous as any motorist will testify and hardly suitable for a funeral procession in the extremes of winter when ice and snow and high winds are prevalent and road conditions are treacherous.
So many sites loomed at for a possible cemetery have been rejected. Why, if this one has been rejected, is it now thought of as suitable? I think not.
Animosity towards UK
SOME ethnic (Bernard McGuinn, Mailbag, June 13). I assume he knows that probably more people born in England, Scotland and Wales of Irish or part Irish descent is greater than the entire population of northern and southern Ireland put together which would and should be one nation if it was not for the intolerance that exists between its inhabitants.
As for the Queen’s Commonwealth, it has no substance with very little loyalty. If it had, we would have enough trading capacity not to be hoodwinked into believing we would not survive without being tied to Europe and its long-standing animosity towards Britain and each other at present unfolding yet again with winners and losers.
And let us not forget the British working class owes nothing to nobody.
Should coach go?
I ASK myself after the performance of the Giants against Widnes what is going on? What’s happening with the coaching?
Maybe, Mr Brown, it’s time to part company and go? Seems to me every year is the same. Giants start off well then let everyone down.
Bring in Millwall of Castleford. When at St Helens they were a brilliant attacking side. I’m sure he would sort the issues out.
Maybe some players have to seriously question themselves. Come on Ken Davy, sort this out. I’d like my support to be appreciated and watch a good side. Don’t let us down now.
Come on Giants you know you can do it, you’ve proved this in the past.
Do not let us down, get your act together.
MR G WADSWORTH
Thanks for support
ON BEHALF of the Rowley Hill Street Party event for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, on behalf of the event organisers we would like to thank everyone for the support given us in relation to or recent community fundraising event.
Although the weather has recently been mixed, on the day itself we were fortunate to have a day of sunshine which brought the community out in large numbers to join in the celebration.
We would like to inform you we have raised approximately £1,950.
We are currently in the process of arranging to present funds to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Horses and bad weather
COMING home the other night we saw two fields both containing horses.
It was a filthy night with wind and rain. Surely if they are left out all night they should have some shelter to protect them from the elements.
I would also fear for their safety when you hear stories about horses being abused by cruel people. I would not leave our dogs out in this awful weather so why horses?
TO quote Denis Kilcommons when watching football on TV: “I’m even away from my wife, Maria, who evacuates the ground floor and prefers to watch Come Dine With Me in the bedroom?’’
So how many Marias are there around the country who, during the three weeks of Euro 2012, are in their bedrooms ‘preferring’ to watch on a small, non-HD screen, propped up by pillows and hearing swearing from down below!
We need old uniforms
DO any readers happen to have any beavers, cubs or scouts uniforms gathering dust?
Our local scouts group is trying to gather uniforms to help new members of the scouts.
Quite often the cost of a uniform can be off-putting for a parent and may prevent them from registering their child.
If anyone can help, uniforms can be dropped off at one of their meetings. This group is currently taking new members too!
Please ask for Julie Peel and meetings are held on a Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7.15pm at the scout hut on Pickford Street, Milnsbridge.
Thank you for any help any readers can provide.
I CURRENTLY live on part of the former RAF West Beckham chain home radar station in Norfolk.
I plan on writing a book about the history of the station and those who served here.
I have so far tracked down the former wartime station commander’s daughter along with several former WAAFs and airmen.
So if you have any memories you wish to share or photos/documents you would allow me to copy then please get in touch.
I am happy to share the photos/documents I have with you.
Contact Mike Digby on 01263 824069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org