I felt I had to respond to Cllr Bird’s remarks about a recent letter I had in the paper.
He seems to have missed the point I was making. I said that a new roundabout at Heacham for the proposed Hopkins homes was not a good idea and many other problems with this development need addressing first, such as sewage, surface water and who will pay for this and a roundabout.Heacham Parish Council says the drains struggle to work now. I’m all for Hunstanton to grow, but for the right reasons. It would be great to see young families here, but they need jobs. All the houses the council propose will end up retirement homes. Hunstanton is a great town and has much going for it, such as a fantastic fairground. My grandchildren love it and so do lots of other people who visit the town. Hunstanton now has to compete with the villages for its customers. Look at what Thornham has done lately with help from lottery grants. If you want to make Hunstanton greater than what it is today, then bring back the railway. And while you’re at it, reinstate the pier, then build your houses on sensible sites so young families would want to live here. The lottery motto is C A S H, meaning charity, arts, sports and heritage. Let’s have some for these projects.
Chris Smith, Hunstanton