When I went into the high st this morning the shops were abuzz with comment on the local news. The town centre – such as it is – consists of a triangle; two sides of which form a one-way system. It would appear that the only 2-way section is about to be closed for just over a month for replacement of gas mains.
Cries of horror about traffic chaos and bad planning etc etc. were to be heard from every corner and though I was amused I was also rather exasperated! It was all I could do not to wack them all over their collective heads with a wet kipper. Not for the moaning per se, but for their amazing capability to conveniently forget what has gone before.
Every few years plans for a by-pass are put forward to relieve the traffic congestion and each time the town worthies veto those plans – and the bypass never happens. Yet it’s those same people moaning on about the town being effectively closed for over a month.