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ECHO, April 12, 1990

BLOCKADE THREAT BY TAXIMEN

Taxi men at Haverhill were planning a blockade to prevent the council paving a large area outside Boots which, they said, would endanger their customers and vehicles in the High Street.

Terry Jenkinson, who ran TJ Taxis, said the danger had been pointed out at a recent meeting he and other operators had with borough and county councillors.

The drivers said they could forsee someone getting hit by a car if the area was paved and that it would be dangerous for people leavong the rank.

STINKS MUST BE SHIFTED

Environmental officers at the district council decided to back calls to consider moving some types of businesses in Sawston and Linton because of complaints over noise and unacceptable smells.

Russell Jones, the assistant director of housing and health, sent the committee a list of places which were causing concern.

The Linton premises were subject to numerous complaints over the years because of noise and fumes because of spray painting and general inconvenience from lorries.

Environmental health officers were involved.



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