I WELCOME the innovation - filtered streets - on the other side of the railway line to my home.

I hope the council will extend the initiative to the Burton Stone Lane area.

Rat-running is endemic. On one of the streets, people on foot, in wheelchairs and on mobility scooters, and on cycles outnumber drivers often 20-1. Yet, we have to skitter when a motor vehicle enters the street.

I want to be able to move around the streets on foot and, when necessary, on a trike or a mobility scooter into much older age.

I want to be able to talk to other people and feel part of a community.

I want to see planters with flowers (or herbs) in them.

Please give the scheme a chance, contribute constructively to the discussions and remember that it is people not motor vehicles that create a community.

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