I KNOW progress cannot be stopped but, after photographing a green woodpecker in our garden five years after hearing him in the big tree over the back of the estate, it's a shame yet more houses are being built in a town that had - two years ago - four banks and one building society, now being reduced to just one in a densely-populated area of retired clientele who have not the mobilisation to travel vast distances to a bank - if the bus services are not cut as another kick in the teeth!

Who are these houses for? Where are the jobs?

Most of our children have to go to the big cities to earn a decent wage, so what's going on? Let's get the government to put their cards on the table and tell us the truth - or will they try and pull the wool over our eyes?


Blackmoor road