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A medal - not a summons!

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Letters from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

In response to your leading article regarding the issue of noise from Gorefield dog rescue shelter (February 18).

I have lived nearby for 34 years and have never had any reason to complain.

I am at home most of the time in the house and the garden and also when walking our dog – very seldom do I hear any noise from the shelter.

Why after all these years is someone now complaining? This lady does a remarkable job in training and re-homing these animals – she deserves a medal instead of a possible summons from the council.

It would be interesting to find out how many complaints have been lodged to the local council, as most of the residents have been living in the area for many years.

Jo’anna Johnson,



Manipulating the figures?

On February 13 the flood warning signs on Churchill Road, Wisbech, just before the A47 roundabout, said the road was flooded, when it certainly was not. This directs unsuspecting motorists on a long detour and means less traffic is counted on the Welney Wash Road. An attempt to manipulate the figures to show that the road does not have enough traffic for improvement?

Penny Stevens,



No thanks!

With reference to Pam Thompson’s rant (February 11), Pedestrianise Norfolk Street. No thank you!

The Market Place has proved this is a commercial failure. Norfolk Street is a commercial success and has a huge footfall, in no small part due to the fact that folk can walk or drive in and park.

Sure there are one or two traders who spoil it by permanently parking their vehicles in the street – but pedestrianise, no thank you!

Those of us who live, work and shop here do not want it changed.

Steve Carpenter,



HGV concern

In the past week, I have encountered several large haulage lorries along Gosmoor Lane, Elm, which have turned off the Outwell Road ( A1101) and driven through the village.

There were three in succession, which caused me to pull over sharply to avoid being hit. Gosmoor Lane is not an “A” road and should not be used as a short cut. It is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

The road is in a bad condition in parts and this heavier traffic will only exacerbate its condition. Perhaps there should be signs restricting/banning heavier traffic,( except for access) for this road?

Veronica Trubshaw,



‘Thank you’

I was involved in an accident outside of Tesco in March on February 16. I had come off my bike and had to attend hospital.

Two lovely gentlemen stopped and looked after me until the ambulance arrived. I did not get their names but I am very grateful for their assistance.

Please would you print a small thank you to these two knights in shining armour!

Gemma Willetts,

via email.


Why now?

For some unexplained reason, Steve Barclay MP, has suddenly become interested in the re-opening of the Wisbech-March railway line.

When I was chairman of the Wisbech & March Bramley Line Group, this man showed NO interest whatsoever.

So WHY only now, and with a General Election looming in May, has he shown any interest?

At an ‘Open Day’ on March station a few years ago, while I was in the chair of the group, the Bramley Line had their ‘roadshow’, showing their intentions, clearly on display. Mr Barclay totally ignored us.

I am now wondering, IF he gets defeated in May, will he still have the same support for the current group attempting to re-open this line – when he will have NO reason to travel to the House of Commons any more?

I also wonder – firstly, WHY he ignored the Bramley Line Group; secondly, will he be 100% honest and say why this was so; and thirdly be 100% honest and say WHY, only now the election is looming, he shows some interest?

I will NOT hold my breath.

Brian Baylis,


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