Would any of the candidates at this May's local elections, I wondered, promise to do anything about any of these problems?
I keep election addresses. Had any of the candidates in previous elections make promises on these issues? Lo and behold the Conservative candidate at the 2008 election, who is standing for re-election, had made a number of promises. Four have been kept, two I do not know if they have been kept or not.
The remaining three may well have been kept, but with complete lack of success.
- Persuade the Authorities to provide a bus shelter and litter bin at the Parsonage Road terminal
- Search for a method of controlling traffic congestion in the High Street that is acceptable to traders and residents alike.
- Press for the building of a refuge crossing on the A264 near to St Paul's Church.
Pressing, searching and persuading has not resulted in any action on these three issues. Ah well.