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I witnessed a clear unmistakeable evidence of what the unwanted controversial Waitrose Superstore will mean for Knowle village centre.

I witnessed a clear unmistakeable evidence of what the unwanted controversial Waitrose Superstore will mean for Knowle village centre.

It occurred in St Johns Close Knowle on Thursday, June 3 at 9.30am when I was involved in queue of cars in a traffic jam caused by an HGV by the village hall.

I felt sorry for the driver from Yorkshire as his sat nav had sent him into the narrow close which is totally inappropriate for such vehicles.

Tempers became frayed and arguments started with the poor innocent HGV driver and the frustrated car drivers as nobody could move. Eventually people manoeuvred the cars so that he could get through.

Although only a small incident it does illustrate what I believe will be a daily occurrence if these unpopular controversial proposals are passed and allowed to destroy the village centre

JK Wilson, Solihull

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No joy ride

I AM writing regarding the article of Driving danger to cyclists in May 28 edition.

I too am a cyclist who knows how dangerous the roads are for cyclists, I have been knocked off my bike four times on Solihull roads. In Blossomfield Road there is a cycle lane, a margin at the side of the road, no cars take no notice of this as it is for cycles but all cars enter this lane. When I try to cycle on Blossomfield Road a car always pulls up quick and cuts me up to turn left, I have been abused, shouted at, hit and all cyclists are aware of the dangers riding on bikes.

In Tamworth and Redditch there are cycle routes all over the place. In Solihull there are maybe a few cycle paths, away from the road.

The council doesn’t cater for cyclists at all. Another example is Chelmsley Wood, a cycle path through Sheldon Country Park up to Chelmsley Wood town centre and then when you get near Chelmsley town centre no bikes allowed. It’s a joke.

Solihull reader

Name withheld

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Proud man

WITH reference to the latest political thief Lib Dem David Law.

Well Lorely Burt what have you to say, after the outbursts you made against BNP members? In the view of several people you only remained MP because of votes which went to the BNP and not the Conservatives.

But the time taken to call at my door was appreciated even though the candidate with you scurried off before chatting.

Non racist, English Christian, proud of my Queen and country, member BNP

Dave Reynolds

Campden Green, Solihull

 

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