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Having read the news strories about the new proposed bridge over the Mersey for months now and what ever the toll cost might or not be, I don't think I will worry too much, as I have no doubt it will take at least 20 years to build and by that time the way things are going there will be nobody working to own car or afford cars, only the rich, so let them pay the toll.

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Yep... and we all know what Bridge foot is like ... CONGESTED !

 

Full story here http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/9332/1/Council-to-bid-for-reduced-bridge-tolls/Page1.html which details the suggestion of a reduced charge for Warrington residents as a way of 'compensation' for the problems it will cause on our roads ....... :evil: ....

 

Bazj has already commented on the news page and so have I... maybe everyone else should too :wink: OK so they are not going to scrap the idea but at least sort out Warringtons road infrastructure and Bridge Foot chaos FIRST :roll::evil:

 

Why on earth have WBC supported a toll bridge when they themselves KNOW and ACKNOWLEDGE that it will definately increase daily congestion on Warrington's roads.

 

Our roads are already a nightmare at peak times with gridlock becoming the norm.

 

WHY havent WBC looked into resolving the traffic problems we already have rather than supporting a scheme which will make it even worse.

 

Compensation by way of a reduced toll.... no thanks... they should be PAYING LOCAL DRIVERS for having to put up will it all as we have no choice but to drive on the roads round here.. "

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The point of building this new bridge has never been to reduce congestion locally but to develop the NETA corridor and the resultant mass flow of traffic from Eastern Europe will turn the whole of Warrington/Runcorn into one totally congested hell-hole. But that could be classed as mere inconvenience when compared to the far more dire effects of the massive increased pollution in an area that has already the highest rate of cardio-vascular disease - not just in Europe - but in the world!!!

Add this to their great plans to develop the chemical and nuclear industry in this area and you will realise that you have far more to worry about than wasted time in traffic jams!!!

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The company I worked for (ICI) had a factory in Widnes along with many other chemical producing companies and in it's heyday you could smell Widnes long before you got there but as Wolfie says most have shutdown, we employed a lot of lads & lasses from the town and they the were salt of the earth, hard working, concencious and nice people to socialise with but in those days if you really wanted to upset any of them just ask if they were born in Liverpool talk about 'light the touch paper and retire immediately' I think the problem was that Liverpool had almost linked with Widnes and that was not desirable to any true Widnesian, I'm sure it is probably still the same. I must admit walking through Warrington town centre the scouse dialect is very apparent nowadays so much so that you could think you were in Liverpool.

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The company I worked for (ICI) had a factory in Widnes along with many other chemical producing companies and in it's heyday you could smell Widnes long before you got there but as Wolfie says most have shutdown, we employed a lot of lads & lasses from the town and they the were salt of the earth, hard working, concencious and nice people to socialise with but in those days if you really wanted to upset any of them just ask if they were born in Liverpool talk about 'light the touch paper and retire immediately' I think the problem was that Liverpool had almost linked with Widnes and that was not desirable to any true Widnesian, I'm sure it is probably still the same. I must admit walking through Warrington town centre the scouse dialect is very apparent nowadays so much so that you could think you were in Liverpool.

 

Ask the scousers now about Liverpool and most of them have never been there, never mind being born there, but the thick plastic scouse accent is worse than ever.

 

:roll::roll:

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And so will we if by the sounds of it :shock::wink:

 

Have you read about the NETA Corridor, Atlantic Gatweay and everything else that is in the pipelines for round here Obs that we are not meant to understand or be expected to be interested in :shock::wink:

 

Of course you have eh :wink:

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As Ked Dodd once remarked "Widnes - the only town that grows brown daffodils". But, seriously, the air became far less polluted a 100 years on from the latter part of the 19th century when hundreds of cattle and trees on Frodsham marshes perished during large scale expansion of unregulated chemical industries. The worst smells post WW2 came from Fisons and ICI artificial fertilizer plants.

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No idea what a nuclear power station has got to do with the chemical industry or Widnes, but the areas where chemical plants stood in Widnes have all now been redeveloped.

 

The only links I see between a nuclear power station and the chemical industry are that both produce masses of dangerous waste and neither would be particularly welcome positioned directly on your doorstep!!!

 

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.............the areas where chemical plants stood in Widnes have all now been redeveloped.

 

Think you may have got it in one there Wolfie! there's no available space for either in Widnes.........try looking closer to home! :shock:

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