Well, even though I don’t have to, I will respond to Mr X’s email paper stating I need to “get a life”. I’m pleased to inform you I’m not vindictive to you, only to the fact you seem to condone on-pavement parking around town. In case you don’t possess a dictionary, according to the Collins English Dictionary, pavement means “a paved path for pedestrians” – no mention of cars or vans here.
So, Mr or Mrs X, if you would like to come and have a cup of tea and a chat at my Bonnygrass home, I’ll let you come and play my acoustic and electric guitars and if you can be bothered to come around, I’ll show you some of my paintings, many of which obtain finance for many charities. Or perhaps if you go into Brass’s newsagents for a newspaper, you’ll notice my artwork being sold in aid of building or re-building railway stations at Daisyfield, Billington, Henthorn, Chatburn and Gisburn.
If Mr or Mrs X haven’t had the pleasure of coming out of Boots to be met by a wagon backing on to the shop frontage, or maybe struggled past the A-boards and parked dray lorry in front of the Rose and Crown, have they tried using a mobility scooter? Or pushed a pram whilst a van takes up the pavement in front of the Spice Lounge? I bet they haven’t. Bollards, yes, bollards and plenty of them, astutely placed in front of Boots, the Rose and Crown, NatWest bank, Buckley’s chemist, Timpsons and the White Lion etc, would immediately protect pedestrians. I also suggest bollards should be erected at the side of any lowered pavement in town.
As I finish my handwritten letter, I must inform you page 8 of the Clitheroe Advertiser (April 9th) is now at County Hall, Preston, along with my suggestions to improve traffic flow throughout the town, bad parking areas, areas to develop for deliveries (if drivers can be bothered to use them). So I’ve done my bit for society. Have you?
Woone Lane, Clitheroe