Monday, August 24, 2009

Defending London Road!

the finished article...

The letter below is perhaps a little acerbic but some Residents (a tiny majority) are so incredibly negative, sometimes even the Politicians bite!

Southampton City Council
c/o The Cabinet Member Office
Civic Centre
SO14 7LY

Dear Letters Editor,

Mr Evan’s of Bassett may attack me (Echo Letters 20 August) for congratulating local traders who are struggling with one of the deepest recessions since the war and the team who designed and built the new carriageway, signage, lighting and pavements in London Road but I stand by my comments- even minor elected politicians like me need to back businesses first, second and last in these hard economic times. It is worth noting that the London Road scheme recently came second in the national Institute for Highways & Transportation annual awards.

Its interesting that I am being accused of spin as the normal criticism is that I am too outspoken. To misquote an old phrase, ‘you can please some people some of the time but you can’t please Mr Evans any of the time!’

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Dean
Portfolio holder for Environment & Transport


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