I HATE to state the obvious, but was I the only person who found it hugely refreshing to be able to walk the streets of Taunton without taking my life in my hands due to traffic speeding through the town centre at the weekend?

I'm not a cricket fan, but if this lively, bustling and energy-filled town centre - free of revving cars and overpowering fumes - is what it (the Cricket World Cup) can bring to Taunton, more of it I say!

Not only that, but the activities on offer (in the street!) looked great fun for families and it was nice to see so many enjoying them.

Surely there is a lesson there for the powers that be on possible development of our town centre?

Let's have more of the same please. Taunton was, for the first time in a long time, a lovely place to be.


READ MORE: PICTURES: Cricket World Cup brings colour to Taunton streets