Inevitable

It was really refreshing to read the first two letters in this week's North Somerset Times (6th June 2007); I couldn't agree with the correspondents more!

It was really refreshing to read the first two letters in this week's North Somerset Times (6th June 2007); I couldn't agree with the correspondents more! With a town the size of Portishead (and growing fast), it is inevitable that more traffic will be generated so whatever road layout is placed at the infamous Cabstand junction, there will be delays. I personally think that the current traffic-light system works perfectly well and really don't mind waiting a few minutes if it allows traffic to move safely and pedestrians to cross the road without fear of being knocked over. I think that many of the complainants are harking back to the old days of the sleepy village of Portishead; it's about time they woke up and realised that those days are long gone and we need to move with the times. As for the poll on the Portishead website, it is quite risible! As an experiment I tried to register a vote on two consecutive days and it allowed me to do so! Therefore, whose to say that the representative sample of 75 votes (out of a population of 20,000) was not placed by a handful of people logging on and registering their vote numerous times? Why can't people just accept what we've got and whine about something else instead? The money saved could be used to re-paint those bus shelters the correct colour blue! Kevin Vodden - Eastcliff, Portishead


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