This week’s letters: Social housing, Studley Artwork Circle and ‘gimmick’ e-scooters

This week's letters: Social housing, Studley Art Circle and 'gimmick' e-scooters

WHILST I embrace the environmental advantages of Redditch Borough Council’s collaboration with ‘Chook’ in bringing an E-scooter initiative to Redditch, I’ve robust considerations that that is truly in impact an unviable gimmick.

While the printed costings of simply £1 preliminary rental and simply 15p, appears inexpensive at first look, after consideration and doing the maths this charge turns into £10 for the primary hour and £9 per hour there after, this merely isn’t inexpensive for a big proportion of Redditch, loads which don’t earn £10 per hour the primary place.

Added to this you might have the extra strain Covid 19, and it’s results on companies leading to an enormous quantity of our inhabitants each nationally and regionally residing in a state of economic uncertainty.

So while the choice to non-public petrol primarily based transportation is principally being priced exterior the affordability of an enormous quantity of Redditch ‘s inhabitants.

M Tomes, Church Hill

FURTHER to my letter concerning the Council’s change of face on defending public open house printed in final week’s Redditch Customary, I’ve researched a restrictive covenant which had been dropped at my consideration and located my preliminary info was incorrect.

I can not now say this a part of the park was protected in perpetuity by Redditch Growth Company.

It did defend a number of the southern sector of the park however for some purpose failed to incorporate the ‘proposed cemetery’ meadow.

It solely touches this meadow on the western boundary (south finish for about 100metres) and the jap boundary (south finish for about 40metres) and subsequently doesn’t have the identical impression on the planning software made by the council.

Nevertheless I nonetheless object to the planning proposal.

A Willcock, Redditch

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY endorse the opinions of J West, M Lee and R Wilson concerning Boris Johnson’s authorities and the Inner Markets Invoice (Letters).

I don’t know if it’s even authorized to write down into nationwide regulation the flexibility to interrupt a world treaty on which the ink from one’s personal pen is barely dry, but it surely’s definitely unethical, whether or not you attempt to name it an ‘insurance coverage coverage’ or not.

That is simply Boris Johnson throwing his toys out of the pram (or Dominic Cummings doing it for him) in an try to get his personal method vis-a-vis the hoped-for free commerce take care of the EU.

We have been lied to all through the referendum marketing campaign.

Sadly a pathetically tiny majority believed the lies; polls over the past 12 months, because the drawbacks and lies grew to become more and more clear, point out that, have been the referendum to be rerun, there’d be a hefty and convincing majority for Stay.

Too late; and we have now a authorities chosen on nothing however its Brexit credentials (cock-up after cock-up indicating that it has no others) and negotiators as inept as they’re unqualified.

V Gaize, Studley

IT IS a reality universally acknowledged that Redditch wants extra social housing. We’re a rising city and lots of of our residents are unable to contemplate shopping for a property, can not afford non-public rental and are sometimes trapped in unsuitable or non permanent lodging.

Simply over two years in the past the Redditch Conservative group promised us a swathe of brand name new council homes, however sadly they’ve did not get a single ‘shovel within the floor’ to this point.

Earlier authorities restrictions on council home constructing have been lifted, so what’s the dither and what’s the delay?

The final council homes to be newly created in Redditch have been in Enfield, a part of the Martley Shut complicated – a mission commissioned by the Labour managed council, paid for with cash allotted by the final Labour management. The truth is that Labour-led council noticed an enormous 600 social housing properties constructed with the assist and ahead considering of the Co-Operative builders.

These properties additionally pioneered a top quality eco-build standard- together with timber clad homes and plastic free properties.

It will seem the Tories are all slogan and no substance in terms of delivering on guarantees made at election time. Unlock Redditch? There isn’t even a key within the (unbuilt) door but.

S Harvey, Southcrest

ONCE once more I’ve come away from a Redditch storage empty handed as a result of the storage is attempting to cost me further to pay contactless.

I refused and left my procuring on the counter.

There appears to be a development of small comfort retailers and garages that need to cost a minimal of between £2 and £5.

We’re pensioners, we haven’t received cash to throw away and we don’t need to purchase one thing else to make up the distinction.

I believe these shops ought to be named and shamed.

Particularly within the present Covid circumstances the place the federal government are saying contactless is the higher method to go.

M.Davies, Redditch

IT IS with remorse that Studley Artwork Circle have needed to cancel their annual artwork exhibition, resulting from be held this Saturday, October 10.

That is one more sufferer of the virus.

Not solely does this exhibition give the group the chance to showcase their artwork work but in addition to lift funds for native charities by way of the sale of images,refreshments and raffle.

Though unable to fulfill collectively, the group has saved in contact by way of social media and are nonetheless portray.

They’re taking on a month-to-month artwork problem whereby they’re given a topic.

This can be a private problem ,open to their very own interpretation of that topic to maintain them motivated and including paint to paper.

By subsequent 12 months there ought to be loads of masterpieces to show at Studley Village Corridor.

The date being October 9 so make a remark of it. It ought to be higher than ever.

P Shipley, Studley Artwork Circle

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