Talking as if we are all in prams

BEHAVING like a lost and bewildered group-outing, North Somerset Council is, unsurprisingly, well practised in talking to its citizens as if we were all in prams. Having banished the coach-loads of paying guests to a lorry park the council now banishes

BEHAVING like a lost and bewildered group-outing, North Somerset Council is, unsurprisingly, well practised in talking to its citizens as if we were all in prams.

Having banished the coach-loads of paying guests to a lorry park the council now banishes motorcyclists from a purpose-built park to a garden path, in the totally non-existent cause of 'health and safety'.

Could it be that, because motorcycles have nowhere to securely display a paying ticket, that they must "need to be patient, and work with the council" according to

Councillor Ap Rees?


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In the meantime they can all return from spending their money to find their valuable machines toppled over on muddy grass.

I suppose the 'Gravestone-Topple Team' could check that particular 'Health and Safety' hazard for us though? Ban 'muddy grass' perhaps?

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Cllr Ap Rees has had a good look at the new 'motorcycle park' though, so all fears must obviously be groundless as no-one could possibly have the experience of motorcycling, or counting spaces, that he has.

I suppose freeing-up some of the council employees' free parking in the town would be out of the question?

Many thousands of pounds have been raised for charity by bikers coming into Weston, and many thousands of pounds spent in local businesses.

I wonder if Cllr Ap Rees is aware that it is only because of the availability of secure and convenient bike parking that they bother to stop here at all.

One has only to look at the shoddy and ludicrous recent repairs to Upper Bristol Road, which are already disintegrating, the ridiculous timings of our traffic-light junctions and the hazardous disability-adaptations to pavements, to realise the council has no logical ability with respect to roads and highways; neither has it much talent with regard to entertainment facilities.

P HUNTER

Trewartha Park, Weston

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