I could not believe the report regarding residents trying to claim cash for dust and noise from the new Cudworth bypass.
Are they the same residents that complained for years that Cudworth needed a bypass because the heavy goods vehicles travelling through the village were causing dust and pollution?
Did the man from Albert Street who complained about noise from the emergency services’ sirens not think that the bypass in his area is built at the side of the old Weetshaw Lane, the same lane that the fire brigade, police, and ambulance service were using for years before the bypass.
I have lived in Cudworth all my life, and in the 50s and 60s lived just yards from the main railway line. In those early days we had it all: express passenger and goods trains thundering through day and night, fog signals going off in the winter due to those pea soup fogs we had before the smokeless zone laws. I can’t remember anyone complaining about it. That was life in those days and we accepted it.
The only winner in this is Mr David Ricketts, an estate agent from Cardiff. If he brings it off all I can say is we live in a sad world.