Think you have problems? Look at our traffic
HAVING been on holiday, I caught up with past issues of your letters pages and saw with considerable interest the letter of July 25, headed: "Half exceed the limit" written by John Robinson, of Bleadney.
If the other residents of Bleadney think they are hard done by, I suggest they come and see what we have to put up with in Ston Easton.
We are on the A37 and the village straddles the main road. The traffic, both private cars and heavy goods vehicles, going up and down this road and through the village, has to negotiate seven sharp bends within the village, with (mostly) stone walls on either side.
Five stone walls have been smashed into by commercial vehicles in the last 12 months and anybody driving through the village can see the evidence from the new stonework which has all had to be repaired. The speed limit of 30mph through the village is usually ignored, and there have been two fatal motorcycle accidents in the last three years, together with one eight-wheel milk tanker turning over on its side, which must have given the driver a nasty shock if nothing else.
M J P Pye