'Not asking for a motorway'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 03 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

I am writing in response to the letter Agency 'ignored' Police concerns" August 20. The question that would be asked by many is: Who does the Highways Agency answer to, who makes the final decision on any issues? That's if they don't listen to the pol

I am writing in response to the letter "Agency 'ignored' Police concerns" - August 20.The question that would be asked by many is: "Who does the Highways Agency answer to, who makes the final decision on any issues? That's if they don't listen to the police concerns for safety on King's Road!The town councillors are also ignored. Who is left?I can't believe the saga of the crossing is still going on. What is the problem? Is it the cost of the work? Surely people's safety comes first! Why don't they listen to the views of local people about what is best for their town? We still live in a democracy, don't we? Why do we pay our council taxes? The Highways Agency should be ashamed of themselves.It is disgusting to think there is no guarantee that the work will ever start in the near future.Surely, everyone would like to know where the contribution of £10,000 given by SeeAbility has gone. Why was it taken in the first place when it is clear they had no intention of doing the work? It is dishonest and appalling for anyone to be allowed to do this.I don't care who they are. At least have the common decency to return the money. I expect it has been spent elsewhere! I pray no-one will be killed in between times - old story. When a fatal accident happens then something will be done. I am afraid that will be too late for the person whose life is ended and the family left to suffer. The more I see of life I can see we have lost all sense of values, standards, morals. For the Highways Agency, it is not a motorway we are asking for, for God's sake, it is a crossing which is badly needed.Please rethink your decision. Do what is right.Mrs I JeevesStone Close Woodhill View Honiton


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