Dangerous parking

SIR – I am writing to you regarding the issue of the apparent lack of parking restrictions in Sun Street and Church Street, Baldock. I understand the current situation due to the ongoing upgrade of the Baldock town centre and am all for improvement. Howev

SIR - I am writing to you regarding the issue of the apparent lack of parking restrictions in Sun Street and Church Street, Baldock.

I understand the current situation due to the ongoing upgrade of the Baldock town centre and am all for improvement. However the general public, who feel the need to park no greater than three feet from the butchers in Church Street or dry cleaners on Sun Street, are a danger to themselves, residents and other users of those establishments.

It would appear that common sense has not so much gone out of the window as been jettisoned into the sun!

There is a blatant disregard of the Highway Code in relation to pedestrians, other road users, parking and access to buildings, and something needs to be done before someone is maimed or killed. A gentle reminder perhaps from our local traffic wardens to let them know they are still around.


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In particular on Church Street where members of the church have been trapped by inconsiderate parking and remonstrations take place at various times throughout the day for the sake of clean suits or half a pound of sausages and some chicken wings!

While I support local business where I can, I do not support my family being under daily threat of injury due to other people's greed, selfishness, arrogance, thoughtlessness, downright stupidity and whatever else causes such irrational and dangerous behaviour. I am sure it cannot be down to clean clothes and meat!

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The sooner Church Street is pedestrianised the better.

A RESIDENT

SIR - It has been very pleasant to see the fair returning to Baldock in 2008.

I hope someone is taking pictures of the Baldock fair this year, to see its size/footprint, and discuss how it will be accommodated in the future years, when the usable road surface in Baldock High Street is reduced to accommodate the new grass areas. If the space is no longer available, then the fair will have to be reduced in size.

Already an area near The Victoria pub is no longer available for the two usual stalls - where the earth seems to have been placed on tarmac outside the old off licence/church.

ALBERT SILLWOOD

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