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OPEN LETTER TO WIGAN COUNCIL

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4131) 

Can someone at the clown council of WIGAN please explain to me why are you spending million's of pounds on the road's /cycle lanes in the borough When at the end of the day there are hardly any store's to visit ?????
GB

Started: 20th Sep 2021 at 15:57

Posted by: PeterP (8820)

GB I think the money is coming from the government not out of our coffers so let there be mayhem around Wigan We just have to try to avoid it by going elsewhere,Like St Helens Warrington Widnes or order online

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 16:05

Posted by: tomplum (7864) 

I can explain that GB, the council get a budget to spend on roads, if they underspend , then next year they get less, Its as simple as that, Its the same on , housing and hospitals,

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 16:07

Posted by: First Mate (336)

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 16:29

Posted by: oldswint (14)

It matters not where the funds are coming from. This is PUBIC money and we are dealing with the biggest crisis that has faced the world since WW2 and we spend money on schemes that could quite well be delayed until our economic problems are solved. My opinion of politicians never alters.

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 19:46

Posted by: sonlyme (2901)

I agree oldswint.It's like you spending every penny that you have just because it's there.

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 20:43

Posted by: Stardelta (8511)

Because they are told to by central government GB. In actual fact central government tell Wigan council EXACTLY what to do in all respects. Why you may say? Its for the simple reason the government run the country, not the local councils. If Boris says here is £1M of taxpayers to spend on encouraging the public to use pushbikes with the aim of reducing the number of car journeys and improving ones health they can’t exactly refuse.

Appreciate it might not suit your agenda but hey-ho it’s not the first time and won’t be the last!

Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 20:50

Posted by: gaffer (6855) 

It started as an EU project whereby construction of roads or new junctions had to incorporate cycle lanes. The eventual aim was to bring the depth of cycling up to the Belgian and Dutch levels. Where the plan erred was not to accept the Belgian and Dutch cycle lanes standard of vehicular separation worked and should be integral to any new scheme anywhere. Having cycled in Bruges and Amsterdam when on holiday I can honestly say it was a pleasure.

Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 12:43

Posted by: mortarmillbill (712)

If Wigan Council council don't spend it I am sure other local councils will take the money off us.

Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 14:07

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4131) 

For OLDSWINT:: I thought your comment was exactly spot on and i completely agree with you ,for another example is the H2 RAILWAY SHAM that' s going to cost in the region of £ 100 billions of pounds and for what to shave 20 minutes of a trip from Manchester to London wow!!! this gov is spending loads on things that are not needed .......GB

Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 15:03

Posted by: riocaroni (203)

Went to Leeds a couple of weeks ago and I must say around the centre are thousands of cones. Signs say it is to help improve cycling in the city? It is much worse than Wigan.

Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 21:37

Posted by: kathpressey (5344) 

WE had a cycle lane installed running through the city centre but it has now been removed . I think the uni students were incapable of working it out and still whizzed in and out of shoppers. Also have one going straight up through our estate but never see any bikes on it

Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 08:52

 

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