Letter: Hollingworth Lake parking increase

Date published: 11 August 2017

Dear Editor,

There are none so blind as those that will not see, Councillor Richard Farnell as leader of what I ask? His council? The people of Rochdale? I don’t think so, his own personal power dreams in Manchester maybe.

Green space and clean air are a critical ingredient for people’s health and well being and a very valuable commodity for busy, poor or deprived families or pensioners who can ill afford to travel any distance.

The public of course can see the glint in the council’s eye of gold in them their hills of Littleborough with sprawling housing estates swallowing up the green, green, grass for homes - a cul-de-sac in the Pennine hills.

What price health and community?

That is a major reason we have a council for, not to demolish Rochdale shopping and markets areas, dig £4 million-pound holes and destroy small businesses and entrepreneurs and drive customers away.

To help the flow of traffic my backside; is that why they closed the Hollingworth Road car park on a Bank holiday weekend, which caused major traffic jams?

The selfish power agenda will have to change in Rochdale Council’s here today and gone tomorrow planning.


Clive Jones

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