Local Matters Freight Train v Passenger Train with John Goodwin
Tree cut down in Beatrice Avenue
The horse chestnut trees in Beatrice Avenue continue to give concern, there are 8 trees under constant observation. One tree had to be felled last month and being nosey by
nature I walked up the road and had a look at the remains of the trunk after the crew had finished work. The cross section of the trunk looked scary indeed, there was under an inch of good wood on the outside, the rest of the wood looked old and porous. The thought of one of these trees blowing over on a pedestrian cyclist or car does not bear thinking about.
St Elizabeth Hospice Fashion Show
The show went ahead and was a sell-out success, I do not know how much was raised but many differ- ent people chipped in with cash, services freely given, various stalls, modelling and of course all those people who came along as the paying Public. Just as a point of clarity I was given two free tickets for the help I had given, I put my £ 20-00 donation in the raffle kitty but did not take the tickets lest I get accused of free loading.
Terrorism or Human Rights
Almost daily we hear that the Government of what- ever their colour, are going to get to grips with the scandal that is convicted foreign terrorists being allowed to remain in our country. All we hear is that the European Court of Human Rights has decreed that if we ship them out their right to family life might be denied. I just don't care about their human rights or family life. When they plot carnage against us, our human rights and our family life are certainly not uppermost in their minds. Theresa May could become an overnight hero if she bit the bullet and shipped these people out instead of faffing about and worrying what Europe might say. Even the French and Sarcozy managed to ship some of theirs out and it is about time we did the same, if America or Jordon or whoever, wish to bring these characters to justice then we should allow them to have them. We recently shipped a 70 years plus grandfather to America on what is said to be flimsy evidence that he sold some batteries to the wrong people, yet we have convicted terrorists living here on benefits.
There is great debate currently going on about ceas- ing to run some of the lesser used passenger trains from Ipswich to Felixstowe and replacing these serv- ices with buses. I suppose the simple question would be, should the relatively small number of train passengers who travel in the non rush hour period be given a bus ride to the same destinations as the train. This would allow more containers to travel by rail. Currently a train carries 72 TEUs (20' Equivalent units) and when the new trains come on stream they will carry 90 TEUs, or simply put, up to 180 containers off the road per round trip from Felixstowe to Ipswich. Feelings on this issue run very high and no doubt will continue to do so.
2012 has to be the most fantastic year any of us will ever live through, we have the Olympics and for us Royalists we have the Queens Diamond Jubilee cel- ebrations. Now is the time when you would assume the police would be bending over backwards to be getting involved in community events. That assump- tion would be very wrong, edicts from on high have stopped our Police Safer Neighbourhood Team and specials from being on hand at the Trimley Carnival and the Felixstowe Carnival. So far this year the Lowestoft Carnival has been cancelled for the 2nd year running and in West Suffolk a scout's parade that has been going since 1933 has also been can- celled. Hitler did not stop the scout's parade but the unhelpful attitude of Suffolk Police has been able to what Hitler could not, marvellous! The SNT were the instigators of the Felixstowe Celebration of Culture and the Community and Tasking panel meetings. ITS Training have been persuaded to take on the Celebration of Culture event and the SNT meetings are hardly rip roaring successes. I am hoping to hold a meeting between senior Police personnel and members from the Parish, District and County Councils, lots of questions, fingers crossed for the right answers.
Entrepreneurs live on.
Three local people are setting out on their new busi- ness lives, these are Olive Quinton whose company is Lofty Heights, they clear lofts of "stuff", 07745 215114. Andy Cracknell and a friend are starting a business in stage hire and stage lighting, Andy can be contacted on 07772 591019 and finally our granddaughter Devan is running a Body Shop party franchise, 07501 086646. Good luck and lots of business to the three of them
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