Voice of the Fens

PUBLISHED: 10:04 15 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 02 June 2010

SOME may regard it as ironic that on the day traffic in March was gridlocked there should be councillors in the market place gathering signatures for a roundabout at Goosetree. The reality is, of course, that the campaign for a roundabout has ended, and

SOME may regard it as ironic that on the day traffic in March was gridlocked there should be councillors in the market place gathering signatures for a roundabout at Goosetree.

The reality is, of course, that the campaign for a roundabout has ended, and no amount of signatures or cries of foul will restore it anywhere near the county council's expenditure plans.

Our worthy Mayor, Councillor Jan French, led the small band of supporters collecting names for this latest protest but it was a token gesture, for the deed is done.

Our own What Price a Life campaign carried the message of the paucity of safety measures at Goosetree to the very centre of decision making within the county council.

That we now have the commitment of traffic lights instead of the promise of a roundabout is not as good as we had hoped but it will do.

It's time to move on, allow the technical boffins to install the lights, and for those in search of a campaign to look elsewhere.

The councillors collecting signatures in March might well have found support greater had they been petitioning for improvements to the town centre, an end to the misery caused by a broken water main on the Town Bridge, and better configuration of traffic lights to ensure a smoother passage across town.

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