Astonished

I am writing in support of the two points raised in last week's North Somerset Times by G Arundell. I was equally as astonished to read that the queues of traffic at the Cabstand were no longer a problem. As a regular visitor to the High Street I often s

I am writing in support of the two points raised in last week's North Somerset Times by G Arundell.I was equally as astonished to read that the queues of traffic at the Cabstand were no longer a problem. As a regular visitor to the High Street I often see traffic stretching from the traffic lights, back along the High Street to Coombe Road and beyond. Queues of traffic also form up the Cabstand to Battery Road and from outside the Waitrose petrol station to South Road. What have our fearless and resourceful council done about this situation? They have completely ignored it. The policy they have employed is simply to not respond to any concerns or complaints, after all the 'plebs will soon get used to it'. It's an 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' situation for the council to say that they no longer get any complaints about the Cabstand. It's very simple, people will stop complaining when they are ignored, as North Somerset Council very well know. As a council taxpayer, what I would like to know is who has resigned or been dismissed for this debacle? It seems that North Somerset Council produce disaster after disaster and nothing is ever done about it. Have we got the country's most incompetent council?Harking back to the original article upon which G Arundell comments, I find Mr Hazelton's pleas that all is well as almost desperate. Perhaps it is understandable as he is a member of the Chamber of Trade and it is in their interests to downplay any problems. However, the only long term solution is to solve the Cabstand disaster. Until then, I will continue to advise anybody to avoid the High Street.Secondly, I had the misfortune to visit McDonald's at 10pm on a Saturday night, a few weeks ago. It was total anarchy. There were about 30/40 youths, many of whom were drunk. There was a male openly urinating in the car park close to McDonald's, making no attempt to hide, whatsoever. There were also three or four cars performing 'doughnuts' in another part of the car park. It was an intimidating atmosphere and no place for families. Or the police, it would appear. A Woods - Slade Road, Portishead


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