Turning centre into a ghost town

PUBLISHED: 13:26 22 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

I HAVE lived in Royston for the past 30 years and have seen it deteriorate from a thriving market town – on Wednesday and Saturday it used to attract hundreds of people from surrounding villages – into a ghost town. The market is virtually non-exsistent a

I HAVE lived in Royston for the past 30 years and have seen it deteriorate from a thriving market town - on Wednesday and Saturday it used to attract hundreds of people from surrounding villages - into a ghost town.

The market is virtually non-exsistent and Angel Pavement is looking run down while there are empty shops in the High Street. It is sad to see.

Our paths and roads are in a deplorable state, there is a lack of funding for our bus services, a reduction in public toilets and cuts in environmental services.

I know. Let's spent £3.5 million on a railway crossing that we can't afford and that not many people want or will use.

But that's nothing new in strange council decisions over the years.

Some time ago a large company I worked for in London applied to build a distribution depot in Orchard Road, Royston. But it was turned down on the grounds that it would increase heavy traffic in the area - on an industrial estate.

More recently Royston Town FC's move and the development of a motel on the Little Chef site were turned down.

Does common sense, benefits and jobs for the good of the majority of Royston residents come in any of these decisions? It seems not.

K COOPER

Brooke Road

Royston

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