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Post Office Road Fly Tipping Madness

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« on: February 15, 2019, 06:48:28 pm »

Looks like the battle to keep Post office Road shut and NOT become a rat run got a little nearer today. The situation was always going to get more interesting the more people that were affected.
The field at the end of Post office Road after being used for the air raid shelter during the war has been common land for tens of years.  About 3 years ago it apparently got sold to a housing company at Colliers Court. There was no publicity and apparently no tender bid put in place so it looks like the land has been sold under dubious circumstances. After 3 years asking many residents are still refused a reply to the question by WMDC.  You have to wonder if the new owner was fully informed about the land and its previous use when it disappeared of all maps due to the aparent storage of milatary chemicals. The mention of one chemical in particular is very interesting.
Three years ago WMDC built a dirt track road from the end of Post Office Road to the cricket field. This also opened up an area for Featherstone Rovers That they now advertise as a car park on match days. The locked metal gate suddenly disappeared.
August 2018 travellers found the now open space and camped for a week. They left the usual mess. Strangely WMDC cleaned up the land at great cost but not the surrounding streets full of fly tipped rubbish. If this land had been sold why were we paying WMDC to do the clean up?  Again WMDC and now the M.P. Jon Tricket refuse to reply to residentsí concerns.
A very long fence has been fitted right from the Rovers training barn down to Vicarage lane with signs saying private. The cricket club, bowling club and rovers are now cut off.  There are no road signs and vehicles arriving and having to turn around on a narrow street. Just tonight there have been times as if the M1 has shut as traffic queues down the street confused what to do. Match day should be fun on Sunday with Rovers advertising parking. Guess the residents will suffer then.
Should be interesting what happens next. Are the local cllrs going to get off their ass or just sink their heads in the sand as usual? Post Office Road is not going to open as a through road. To start with WMDC contacted residents 3 years ago and informed them Post Office road was to be a residents zone within 6 months. 3 years later WMDC refuse to reply to this letter they sent?

The history buffs at least will be entertained. Were the air raid shelter tunnels fully filled or are we going to start seeing diggers dropping in to holes.



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