LETTER: Stop paying reckless salaries to pen pushers

REGARDING your article, ‘Electronic Bus Timetable’, Express, November 22nd.

Lancashire County Council says that, to save £47,000, timetables in Burnley Bus Station will be switched off on December 1st 2011.

There are two electronic signs in Burnley, one near the Culvert and the other in Colne Road near Hebrew Road.

Both these signs say, and I have clearly seen them say: “Don’t drink and drive”.

We do not need electronic signs to tell us this and how much are they costing? We do still need the electronic sign in the bus station to enable passengers to get the right bus at the right time. We are going back to caveman days when they need tablets of clay to pass on information.

Stop paying reckless salaries to these people who sit on their backsides most of the day twiddling their pens and pushing buttons on computers.

This would save thousands of pounds a year which could go to more important projects.

There are plenty of people who would jump at a job if given the chance and would work for far less money and would do just as good a job.

MR B. WHITTAKER

MANCHESTER ROAD

BURNLEY