Tell real reason for refusing restaurant
I COULD not believe the reasons that South Bucks District Council gave in rejecting the Beaconsfield Garden Centre plans for a restaurant (Refreshments refused, Advertiser, page 3, June 14.)
I don’t visit the garden centre too often, but when I do, I have said every time how nice it would be to be able to have a cup of coffee.
So, SBDC, why? There is plenty of room for parking so that is a stupid reason. Anything to do with the Old Town? So be more honest and give a valid reason – if you can!
I look forward to seeing you change your mind and make people happy. It certainly won’t affect the Old Town.
I’ll keep an eye on the development in the Old Town, just in case there is a coffee shop included.
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UKIP can save us from the Eurocrats
FURTHER to Tim Scott’s article (Advertiser, page 9, June 21), UKIP has proved conclusively that it is definitely the main opposition party by its successes in various local elections.
People are beginning to realise that this country must be free from the autocratic EU if it is not to go down the same route as the Eurozone countries. The three main parties seem to be incapable of either rescuing us or giving us a referendum.
The EU was never elected. It is a one-party state that has no elections or manifesto and is thus totally undemocratic. Its unknown president was appointed by who knows who, it controls all its member governments, makes their laws and takes billions from them, which are totally unaccountable.
This is surely not the Common Market we were promised by Mr Heath. We have been completely conned.
Why on earth do we subscribe to such an organisation and what do we gain?
UKIP therefore is our only hope.
Policies that suit the voting majority
Having just read the article on the recent by-election results (reference as above), it is obvious that the UK Independence Party is presenting policies which have a bearing on the majority of the community.
Sadly the Tories have lost their way and the Lib Dems are a hopeless bunch. If the latter consider that UKIP are irrelevant to local elections then they have clearly missed the point.
Almost every policy, from the closure of local post offices to HS2, has an EU dimension, whether we like it or not.
Steering clear of HS2 and the EU
UKIP are clearly the only real opposition to the Conservatives in South Bucks.
UKIP has a very strong set of local policies that is increasingly finding favour with the electorate.
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats nationally are in favour of HS2. If the local party leaders are really against it, they should resign their seats as councillors in protest, otherwise their opposition is just talk and they are revealed to be self-serving careerists.
When push comes to shove, they will take orders from the national party leadership and go along with HS2, as well as implementing all the proposed cuts to services that have been ordered by the national leadership.
Liberal Democrats are part of the coalition and have essentially the same pro-EU policies as the Conservatives. They are really the same party and only exist to give the bogus appearance that there is democracy in our country.
If they want positive change in our county and our country, your readers should vote for the real opposition: UKIP.
Have your say on Hall Barn build
WITH reference to the article about Banner Homes wanting to build on Hall Barn land, this is not good for anyone in the Old Town (Beaconsfield Advertiser, page 1, June 21).
Apart from the Tuesday market and the farmers’ market, there is also the issue of parking and traffic for all the events that take place down that lane and in the church hall. There are a number of businesses in The Old Rectory, and The Masonic Centre (The Old School) is used by many local lodges from miles around. There are funerals, weddings and elderly people trying to walk down the lane or travel in ambulances. Two Nadfas groups and Probus use the church hall and most of them are elderly.
There are many other groups, business meetings and conferences that try to park and walk down there. They all drive to Windsor End and cause huge traffic and parking issues already.
When the mini rugby is hosted by Beaconsfield Rugby Club, the area is jammed. We do not need more houses and subsequent traffic that will entail during the building and later with the cars and service vehicles from the estate.
I believe it will be a gated community so the only people who would want to live there would want to shut themselves inside and not mix with other Old Town residents.
The article said Banner Homes would ‘widen the access lane’. If that is true, do they propose to dig up the graves in the graveyard or knock down a listed ancient wall in a resident’s garden? There is no other way to widen the lane. Also if Banner Homes did want to ‘widen the lane’, that suggests that they know it is too narrow.
There is a long-standing huge traffic and parking problem in the Old Town and I urge everyone in any part of Old Town or Beaconsfield itself to write or email South Bucks District Council before July 4 and suggest this should be turned down. Local residents and market traders can see no merit in this at all.
Email email@example.com, call Richard Regan on 01895 837 273 or write to Mr Regan at South Bucks District Council, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, UB9 4LH.