Sacred Cow an asset
MR R Blowers (February 27) asks: "Why is the railway station such a sacred cow?"The answer, quite simply, is because of where it is. It is ideally sited for visitors to the town centre and beach and is also on a main road and bus routes.
MR R Blowers (February 27) asks: "Why is the railway station such a sacred cow?"
The answer, quite simply, is because of where it is. It is ideally sited for visitors to the town centre and beach and is also on a main road and bus routes.
That does not mean that the building has to remain in its present condition. Redundant parts of the building can be adapted or put to other uses. Mr Sampson, in his previous letter, suggests how this might be done, citing the example of Eastbourne.
Mr Blowers asks where else are other rail stations in the town centre?
Eastbourne station is actually in the town's main shopping street and an easy walk to the beach. Much the same could be said about Blackpool and Skegness but not about some other resorts.
Does 1st East now accept the advantages of Lowestoft's central station, since Mr Kozlowski now writes about "development around the railway station" rather than relocating the station itself?
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- 4 Bid to demolish countryside home to build church
- 5 TV and prescription medicine stolen from Lowestoft home
- 6 Plans to redevelop major town centre building to be discussed
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- 9 Man bitten on the nose as he tried to make citizen's arrest
- 10 Woman accused of exposing herself to boy outside Lowestoft park
Certainly, if 1st East is serious about attracting visitors to the town, it would use this asset to market it.
East Suffolk Travellers' Association
Clapham Road South