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I would like to express my appreciation to those estimated 2,000 protesters, including our MP Dr Liam Fox, who turned out to express their views about the

I would like to express my appreciation to those estimated 2,000 protesters, including our MP Dr Liam Fox, who turned out to express their views about the traffic lights, despite having to get soaked in the process. I believe the march demonstrated that there is still a substantial core of very concerned residents, who are determined to see that this issue is not just 'swept under the carpet', residents who can foresee the problems that are looming just over the horizon when the 1,650 new homes being built in the Vale become occupied and inevitably increase local traffic dramatically.I still hold that a roundabout at the head of the High Street and Wyndham Way, the council's own original proposal shot down by the developers' consultants, would much improve matters;Traffic would be able to move quicker, so queues would not build up to the same extent and the need to use rat runs would decline.The lights are already in place, so let's keep them, just convert them into puffin crossings. In this way, both pedestrian safety and traffic flows could be satisfied at a reasonable cost and with minimum disruption.Let's face it, I can think of eight roundabouts already in the town, so why not here? It was also good to have Dr Liam Fox speak and reassure us that he has and will continue to raise Portishead issues and the 'rail link to Bristol' in the House of Commons. David Jolley - Portishead


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