Stamford, in case the district council has forgotten it, is the oldest conservation area in the country. It is one of the loveliest – I always claim the loveliest – stone town in England. Only Bath really rivals it. As such it is a major tourist attraction and much of the business and therefore the economy of Stamford depends on tourism.
Stamford also has a major traffic problem. Jams regularly stretch half a mile north and south of the single bridge.
Far from my concerns being selfish, I am quite convinced that Stamford is quite the wrong place for the travellers themselves.
Many of them live on benefit. If they are to have any chance of getting into a job and escaping from permanent welfare dependency, they need to be near a major source of employment.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Labour's Quentin Davies campaigns against travellers' site in Stamford...
Our local Labour MP - Quentin Davies MP - has joined the campaign against possible travellers sites in Stamford announced by South Kesteven District Council. Quentin told the Stamford Mercury