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Improvements to Knutsford's Kings Street can't come quickly enough
10:00am Monday 6th August 2012 in Letters
A COUPLE of weeks ago the Guardian reported on a meeting held by the Town Plan committee at which the traders were invited to input into the Town Plan’s Bottom Street improvement plan.
This most decidedly was not about pedestrianisation, it was in fact about the national development of shared streets.
Conduct at the meeting did not do justice to that group of the Town Plan personnel who had put a presentation together for review. The outcome of this meeting from the traders was – if it’s not broke, don’t fix it – a phrase I am very familiar with, and I am sure you are, but only pertains to electro-mechanical equipment and not to improvement and development.
A meeting of this nature should not be chaired by anyone other than members of Cheshire East Council or the Knutsford elected members of CEC.
The reason for the work to be executed in Top Street is corrosion of the pipework and/or increased line capacity. The latter fits in well with significant increase in energy usage in Knutsford town centre.
Everyone will remember, including the traders, that the electrical company had to upgrade both HT and LT system because of a shortfall in energy delivery to meet the new electrical energy requirements in the town centre. Traders must accept that change in today’s society is inevitable, and as a Fellow of Engineering I can only suggest that if we have a pipeline corrosion problem, the sooner the changes take place the better.
If Knutsford is going to improve and develop to the advantage of both the townspeople and traders and those who visit us, all must accept some degree of inconvenience.
BILL GORE Legh Road, Knutsford