WORD FROM THE WEB
PARENTS could be given parking tickets for dropping their children off outside Park Hall Primary School while roadworks take place (Sentinel, October 30).
It happens outside every school in the city and nothing ever gets done about it. They should ticket all cars parked illegally outside schools. Maybe then will it get kids to walk to school.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council can't just decide it's a no parking zone without an order and appropriate signage.
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They should put in a temporary ban on parking along Carberry Way during drop off and pick up times. There are plenty of other roads further away from the school that parents can park in and (dare I say it) walk more than 20 metres to the school gates. If they want buses to use Carberry Way as a diversion, they need to get rid of the school parking chaos first. Otherwise, find an alternative diversion for buses.
My kids always walked to primary, but I can understand some parents' problems. This council has closed down several primaries, amalgamating them with others and increasing the distance kids have to go to reach school. Don't assume people parking by a school live just around the corner.
Couldn't the parents park in their own driveway when dropping their kids off at school?
PROPOSALS to build a supermarket and retail park in Tunstall have been revised after concerns that the project would impact on town centre trade (Sentinel, October 30).
Tunstall doesn't need another supermarket. It needs lots of shops of differing varieties. If this development goes ahead, Tunstall town centre will be gone forever, and all the good shops will be diverted to Hanley, thus creating the council's crowning glory of Hanley finally becoming the centre of Stoke-on-Trent. I vow my allegiance to Stoke-on-Trent, not Hanley-on-not quite the Trent.
We have more second hand shops than anything else. It's a ghost town. This retail park is just what Tunstall needs.
The six towns brigade are at it again, suggesting I'm a killer of the local town because I dare to do my weekly shop in a superstore. Tunstall is ten times better now due to a decade of investment.