Partnership is benefit to all

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I WAS delighted to see your report on our Village Officer project (June 14) and would like to add that behind the excellent work of the officers involved is the key fact, not stated in the article, that none of this would have been possible without the close working partnership the Northern Community Assembly has with the Peak District National Park Authority.

I WAS delighted to see your report on our Village Officer project (June 14) and would like to add that behind the excellent work of the officers involved is the key fact, not stated in the article, that none of this would have been possible without the close working partnership the Northern Community Assembly has with the Peak District National Park Authority.

To that continuing partnership we have been pleased to add the East Peak Innovation Partnership whose generous grant helped extend the project, funding another half post for a year.

The assembly has a number of key partnerships operating for the benefit of our communities and for the success of local organisations. What makes it all worth while is the successful engagement with local people, which was so clearly brought out in your article and editorial.

Coun Trevor Bagshaw, Chair, Northern Community Assembly

At their mercy

I HAVE just found out that Stagecoach is about to cease the return ticket option on the 120 Route. At the same time, the company is increasing the single fare cost. The effect of this is to increase my weekly bus charges by nearly £5 per week. As someone who is on a pay freeze, this 33% hike in costs hits me hard. Has Stagecoach considered that this will make the other bus operator more attractive and will end up costing them customers and money? As with many others of all ages, I have no choice other than to use public transport. We are therefore totally at the bus company’s mercy regarding pricing. At a time when everyone is struggling, how can they justify such a price hike?

Rick Gilmour, Lodge Moor

No one wins

How many times have you seen written on back of a lorry, ‘if you can’t see my mirrors then I can’t see you’? Well the other day I dropped back from such a lorry and found that I needed to be approximately 20 car lengths behind to see the mirrors. So in this situation no one wins, because as soon as one moves back other vehicles move in.

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