Good work in Baldock

SIR – I was surprised at the attack on Michael Muir by James Lucas, grandson of Frank Oswald Knight, as he puts it. I was unaware that the previous reshaping of Baldock was due to the efforts of Frank Oswald Knight, even though I have been a life long res

SIR - I was surprised at the attack on Michael Muir by James Lucas, grandson of Frank Oswald Knight, as he puts it.

I was unaware that the previous reshaping of Baldock was due to the efforts of Frank Oswald Knight, even though I have been a life long resident of Baldock. I am very grateful for the flower beds which used to be in the town centre. Unfortunately they did not detract from the fact that the centre of the town which I live in was nothing but a grubby, filthy, glorified car park. No flowerbeds, however well intended, will change that.

Yes, I have to admit that I was one of the people who complained about the inconvenience which occurred when the town centre was being changed. After a few weeks, I learned to hold my tongue and reserve judgement until it was finished.

The comment about car parking, well let's face it, there are too many cars, but that is the culture we live in, we all subscribe to it. All I hear about these days is the danger of reversing out into traffic, well reverse in then you can see where you are going when you drive out. One other point is the close proximity of the pedestrian crossings to the roundabout in the centre of the town. How dangerous it is if a car comes swerving round the corner. What are cars doing swerving, or rushing around the corner? When a pedestrian indicates that they want to cross the road, they have the right of way, Baldock, thank goodness, is not classed as a through town any more.


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I am very grateful for the change to our town centre, there is space which we can enjoy, it has been given back to the people of this town. I am grateful to people like Michael Muir and our other council representatives, Ian Knighton and Michael Weeks. It must have been a monumental task trying to get the funding for these improvements. Time and effort spent at endless meetings. One point I do tend to side with Mr Lucas on, is the fact that I am not interested in awards and commendations, I am interested in what I see when I go down to Baldock.

P A DEACON

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