Never known it to be as chaotic

I READ with interest your report on vehicle parking in the town centre but was surprised to note you did not include the Boulevard area.

I READ with interest your report on vehicle parking in the town centre but was surprised to note you did not include the Boulevard area.

I have lived in the Boulevard for more than 40 years and have never known it to be as chaotic as it is at the moment.

Cars arrive from 8am and by 9am cars are parked bumper to bumper until the owners go home at 5.30pm. The repaving taking place was not helped by a vehicle which they had to work around that did not move for two weeks.

Within 100 yards of my residence there are 10 restaurants and a pole dancing club of which only one boasts a car park. Late comers park anywhere, footpath, grass verges, etc. Very rarely do we see any authority. Sometimes police walk by in pairs but stroll by cars on the pavement as if they do not exist, cyclists ride by them also without comment.


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When I moved here the police walked by every day but singly and always stopped to talk but of course we also had the traffic wardens. I have been a keen motorist for more than 70 years but would be delighted to welcome them back and apologise for what I said about them then.

I could not finish without mentioning the cyclists it is so rare to see on the road and if they are it is commented on. During the last week I sat on a bench and counted 23 cyclists in one hour who rode by me on the footpath. Traffic light signals are ignored also one way street signs. Try walking past the Mercury office towards the High Street with cyclists zig zagging between the prams and invalid carriages and it is safer walking in the road.

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Where is the authority we were promised.

D BRIERTON

The Boulevard

Weston

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