Bodies from Blackburn graveyard to be moved to make way for ring road

Lancashire Telegraph: The Wainwright Bridge will at last have a destination when the ring road is completed The Wainwright Bridge will at last have a destination when the ring road is completed

BODIES from a Blackburn graveyard will be removed to make way for the last section of the town’s ring road.

The remains from St Peter Street graves will be exhumed over the next few weeks but Blackburn with Darwen Council have not said where they will be re-buried.

The work, which started this week, will see the town’s £12million ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ have a destination six years after its construction started.

The Wainwright Bridge, which was started in 2006, will link up with the rest of the town centre ring road.

The council said it expected to discover exactly how many bodies were buried at the site and how old the graves are during the removal.

Coun Maureen Bateson, executive member for regeneration, said: “A specialist investigation by Oxford Archaeology has started this week into the removal of the remains in the churchyard, and this should be completed in the next few weeks.

“The highest respect will be afforded to the remains of these people.

“We will be working under Ministry of Justice guidelines to make sure there is as little disruption to them as possible and they will receive a proper and respectful re-burial.”

The work was given the go-ahead in September following the Blackburn Spiritualist Church’s agreement to sell its site in a deal worth up to £800,000.

Coun David Foster, Liberal Democrat group leader at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “It’s a shame that the ring road has to go through this site and our suggestions of where else it should go were just dismissed.

“We are not talking about somebody’s rubbish, we are talking about people who were once loved and cared for and that needs to be remembered.

“It’s a regrettable situation and I hope the council are talking to the church to make sure that the whole process is respectful.”

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1:49pm Wed 6 Nov 13

shirtbox2003 says...

bury them in Blackburn town centre as it will soon be looking like a graveyard with everything the clown hall is doing to keep people out.
bury them in Blackburn town centre as it will soon be looking like a graveyard with everything the clown hall is doing to keep people out. shirtbox2003

2:56pm Wed 6 Nov 13

mavrick says...

In the words of progress, nothing is sacred.
In the words of progress, nothing is sacred. mavrick

3:14pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Another Old Timer says...

Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required?
Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required? Another Old Timer

3:17pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Another Old Timer says...

Another Old Timer wrote:
Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required?
Nothing is sacred anymore. My husband's Gt Grandad is buried in the graveyard where will he be reburied?
[quote][p][bold]Another Old Timer[/bold] wrote: Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required?[/p][/quote]Nothing is sacred anymore. My husband's Gt Grandad is buried in the graveyard where will he be reburied? Another Old Timer

3:45pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Darren1951 says...

Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?
Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned? Darren1951

3:50pm Wed 6 Nov 13

adamdesk says...

being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale
being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale adamdesk

4:07pm Wed 6 Nov 13

burner says...

adamdesk wrote:
being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale
. . . .eh ?
[quote][p][bold]adamdesk[/bold] wrote: being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale[/p][/quote]. . . .eh ? burner

4:10pm Wed 6 Nov 13

blackburnwithdarwen says...

Never mind, just imagine the problems if there was a mosque there. Very surprised there isn't, must be the only spare land that hasn't got one built on it!
Never mind, just imagine the problems if there was a mosque there. Very surprised there isn't, must be the only spare land that hasn't got one built on it! blackburnwithdarwen

4:24pm Wed 6 Nov 13

maxcollie says...

What happened to Rest In Peace?
What happened to Rest In Peace? maxcollie

4:25pm Wed 6 Nov 13

greenscreener says...

burner wrote:
adamdesk wrote:
being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale
. . . .eh ?
Lol.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adamdesk[/bold] wrote: being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale[/p][/quote]. . . .eh ?[/p][/quote]Lol. greenscreener

5:42pm Wed 6 Nov 13

denidenideni says...

I drove past this site today as it is on a main road, there are mounds of freshly excavated earth clearly visible to all by passers.
Councillor Maureen Bateson states in the above article, and i quote

“The highest respect will be afforded to the remains of these people"

Unquote

Why did they not put hoardings around this site to give privacy and respect, or is it just this council is playing the game of tell them what they want to hear and then ignore them all.

Council out, don't vote for them again.
I drove past this site today as it is on a main road, there are mounds of freshly excavated earth clearly visible to all by passers. Councillor Maureen Bateson states in the above article, and i quote “The highest respect will be afforded to the remains of these people" Unquote Why did they not put hoardings around this site to give privacy and respect, or is it just this council is playing the game of tell them what they want to hear and then ignore them all. Council out, don't vote for them again. denidenideni

6:04pm Wed 6 Nov 13

phil kernot says...

There is nearly 6000 people buried there I've done some research , the records are kept at the legal department at the town hall , anyone can look at the records , looks like the spiritualist church took the cash and a new building (shame on you ) thay had 30 years to divert the road ,to the wainwright bridge , but all the councilors are the same Bateson is a disgrace tell me one simple reason why it couldn't be redirected (certainly nothing to do with cost as that small guest house not the hostel got payed out over £900,000 so how much has been paid out for this joke of a ring road to business to be relocated
There is nearly 6000 people buried there I've done some research , the records are kept at the legal department at the town hall , anyone can look at the records , looks like the spiritualist church took the cash and a new building (shame on you ) thay had 30 years to divert the road ,to the wainwright bridge , but all the councilors are the same Bateson is a disgrace tell me one simple reason why it couldn't be redirected (certainly nothing to do with cost as that small guest house not the hostel got payed out over £900,000 so how much has been paid out for this joke of a ring road to business to be relocated phil kernot

6:07pm Wed 6 Nov 13

phil kernot says...

Darren1951 wrote:
Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?
No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?[/p][/quote]No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason phil kernot

6:11pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Darren1951 says...

phil kernot wrote:
Darren1951 wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?
No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason
! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies".
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?[/p][/quote]No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason[/p][/quote]! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies". Darren1951

6:15pm Wed 6 Nov 13

phil kernot says...

denidenideni wrote:
I drove past this site today as it is on a main road, there are mounds of freshly excavated earth clearly visible to all by passers.
Councillor Maureen Bateson states in the above article, and i quote

“The highest respect will be afforded to the remains of these people"

Unquote

Why did they not put hoardings around this site to give privacy and respect, or is it just this council is playing the game of tell them what they want to hear and then ignore them all.

Council out, don't vote for them again.
They are meant to by law , the daily mail will show this councils true colours ;) and the ones on the board that pushed it through will be named and shamed , same thing happened when morrisons was built , a grave yard was dug up and the bodies was just dumped in the big lorrys by the jcbs how can that be dignified ,,
[quote][p][bold]denidenideni[/bold] wrote: I drove past this site today as it is on a main road, there are mounds of freshly excavated earth clearly visible to all by passers. Councillor Maureen Bateson states in the above article, and i quote “The highest respect will be afforded to the remains of these people" Unquote Why did they not put hoardings around this site to give privacy and respect, or is it just this council is playing the game of tell them what they want to hear and then ignore them all. Council out, don't vote for them again.[/p][/quote]They are meant to by law , the daily mail will show this councils true colours ;) and the ones on the board that pushed it through will be named and shamed , same thing happened when morrisons was built , a grave yard was dug up and the bodies was just dumped in the big lorrys by the jcbs how can that be dignified ,, phil kernot

6:22pm Wed 6 Nov 13

phil kernot says...

Darren1951 wrote:
phil kernot wrote:
Darren1951 wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?
No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason
! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies".
I know why they call it the clown hall now , because those clowns that work there are a proper circus act :)
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?[/p][/quote]No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason[/p][/quote]! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies".[/p][/quote]I know why they call it the clown hall now , because those clowns that work there are a proper circus act :) phil kernot

6:30pm Wed 6 Nov 13

sen c b l says...

greenscreener wrote:
burner wrote:
adamdesk wrote:
being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale
. . . .eh ?
Lol.
What he's trying to say is that being as far as possible from useless talk, despite all the investment in road construction to ease the flow of traffic, congestion continues to remain and the conditions of the road with the amount of potholes are unacceptable and absolutely terrible and would compare it to the thrash usually purchased from the jumble sale.
If any council official by any chance happens to be browsing the LT articles, get your skates on and get it sorted or you'll be on the wrong side of Adamdesk and greenscreener will be affected with u controllable hysteric emotions and Burner will be wondering what the heck is going on,
...and I'll be minding me own business until some clever prat decides to stick their oversized nose into my affairs.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adamdesk[/bold] wrote: being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale[/p][/quote]. . . .eh ?[/p][/quote]Lol.[/p][/quote]What he's trying to say is that being as far as possible from useless talk, despite all the investment in road construction to ease the flow of traffic, congestion continues to remain and the conditions of the road with the amount of potholes are unacceptable and absolutely terrible and would compare it to the thrash usually purchased from the jumble sale. If any council official by any chance happens to be browsing the LT articles, get your skates on and get it sorted or you'll be on the wrong side of Adamdesk and greenscreener will be affected with u controllable hysteric emotions and Burner will be wondering what the heck is going on, ...and I'll be minding me own business until some clever prat decides to stick their oversized nose into my affairs. sen c b l

6:48pm Wed 6 Nov 13

adamdesk says...

Millions already spent and every minute there are road works, temp traffic lights, diversion, long traffic congestions
Whalley range Victoria Street I saw I fire - brigade and it took fire brigade almost 20 minutes to pass the Victoria street and sure by this time someone can die ( same with ambulance)
I went to Larnaka and road smooth and steady
I think if they see these roads they'll agree it jumble sale
Millions already spent and every minute there are road works, temp traffic lights, diversion, long traffic congestions Whalley range Victoria Street I saw I fire - brigade and it took fire brigade almost 20 minutes to pass the Victoria street and sure by this time someone can die ( same with ambulance) I went to Larnaka and road smooth and steady I think if they see these roads they'll agree it jumble sale adamdesk

7:19pm Wed 6 Nov 13

burner says...

sho' ting man-dude !
sho' ting man-dude ! burner

7:40pm Wed 6 Nov 13

noddy57 says...

nothing gets in the way of progress ,so called,,not even the poor departed souls,is there anything sacred any more ? the moral,s of modernism leaves a lot to be desired,
nothing gets in the way of progress ,so called,,not even the poor departed souls,is there anything sacred any more ? the moral,s of modernism leaves a lot to be desired, noddy57

7:40pm Wed 6 Nov 13

noddy57 says...

nothing gets in the way of progress ,so called,,not even the poor departed souls,is there anything sacred any more ? the moral,s of modernism leaves a lot to be desired,
nothing gets in the way of progress ,so called,,not even the poor departed souls,is there anything sacred any more ? the moral,s of modernism leaves a lot to be desired, noddy57

7:52pm Wed 6 Nov 13

big bird says...

Another Old Timer wrote:
Another Old Timer wrote:
Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required?
Nothing is sacred anymore. My husband's Gt Grandad is buried in the graveyard where will he be reburied?
According to the Disused Burial Ground (Amendment) Act 1981, the relatives of those buried must be given the opportunity to make their own arrangements for re-burial if they wish; costs to be met by the developer.

Don't take my word for it, but might be worth taking legal advice!
[quote][p][bold]Another Old Timer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another Old Timer[/bold] wrote: Nothing is sacred ...... do the families have a right to know where their relatives are to be required?[/p][/quote]Nothing is sacred anymore. My husband's Gt Grandad is buried in the graveyard where will he be reburied?[/p][/quote]According to the Disused Burial Ground (Amendment) Act 1981, the relatives of those buried must be given the opportunity to make their own arrangements for re-burial if they wish; costs to be met by the developer. Don't take my word for it, but might be worth taking legal advice! big bird

8:22pm Wed 6 Nov 13

dangerous dave says...

blackburnwithdarwen wrote:
Never mind, just imagine the problems if there was a mosque there. Very surprised there isn't, must be the only spare land that hasn't got one built on it!
here, here will Jack Straw be lifting the first sod!!!!
[quote][p][bold]blackburnwithdarwen[/bold] wrote: Never mind, just imagine the problems if there was a mosque there. Very surprised there isn't, must be the only spare land that hasn't got one built on it![/p][/quote]here, here will Jack Straw be lifting the first sod!!!! dangerous dave

8:24pm Wed 6 Nov 13

dangerous dave says...

phil kernot wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
phil kernot wrote:
Darren1951 wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?
No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason
! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies".
I know why they call it the clown hall now , because those clowns that work there are a proper circus act :)
yes mix in well with the circus run by the Venkys at Ewood!!!
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: Presumably, the council will have obtained the necessary permission from all the bodies concerned?[/p][/quote]No because the records have only just been made available to the public , kept saying thay was kept by the church , when I asked at the clergys office at the side of the cathedral , the bwd kept them hidden for this reason[/p][/quote]! wasn't serious! A little bit of "black humour" - pun on the word "bodies".[/p][/quote]I know why they call it the clown hall now , because those clowns that work there are a proper circus act :)[/p][/quote]yes mix in well with the circus run by the Venkys at Ewood!!! dangerous dave

8:54pm Wed 6 Nov 13

liddle 'un says...

Apart from drunks and skanks, I've yet to see anyone visit this graveyard. All off a sudden its the most precious place on earth.

Does anybody know when the last burial was?
Apart from drunks and skanks, I've yet to see anyone visit this graveyard. All off a sudden its the most precious place on earth. Does anybody know when the last burial was? liddle 'un

10:25pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Mon says...

Blackburn town centre is an island which needs a road running right through it, i.e Church St. Without that all the planning in the world won't change things. We are too small a town to have cut off town centre like we have. Pedestrian areas work to some extent but not all over the place.
Blackburn town centre is an island which needs a road running right through it, i.e Church St. Without that all the planning in the world won't change things. We are too small a town to have cut off town centre like we have. Pedestrian areas work to some extent but not all over the place. Mon

10:45pm Wed 6 Nov 13

soap opera says...

still a road to no whare
still a road to no whare soap opera

11:37pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Another Old Timer says...

One of the last burials was in 1947!
One of the last burials was in 1947! Another Old Timer

7:28am Thu 7 Nov 13

greenscreener says...

sen c b l wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
burner wrote:
adamdesk wrote:
being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale
. . . .eh ?
Lol.
What he's trying to say is that being as far as possible from useless talk, despite all the investment in road construction to ease the flow of traffic, congestion continues to remain and the conditions of the road with the amount of potholes are unacceptable and absolutely terrible and would compare it to the thrash usually purchased from the jumble sale.
If any council official by any chance happens to be browsing the LT articles, get your skates on and get it sorted or you'll be on the wrong side of Adamdesk and greenscreener will be affected with u controllable hysteric emotions and Burner will be wondering what the heck is going on,
...and I'll be minding me own business until some clever prat decides to stick their oversized nose into my affairs.
Congratulations on a post that doesn't resort to vile and abusive language.

Thanks for translating total gibberish to just poor English.

If the point is actually that he is unhappy with the state of the town's roads then I presume he is pleased new ones are being built.

If he does not like our roads looking like jumble sales I suggest he goes and complains to those traders who insist on piling their wares all over the pavements.

As for the graveyard, it is a long time since anyone was buried there but I am disappointed that the council have not explained where the remains will be moved to, this is highly disrespectful.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adamdesk[/bold] wrote: being honest despite such monies spent there are traffic everywhere and above all roads looks like jumble sale[/p][/quote]. . . .eh ?[/p][/quote]Lol.[/p][/quote]What he's trying to say is that being as far as possible from useless talk, despite all the investment in road construction to ease the flow of traffic, congestion continues to remain and the conditions of the road with the amount of potholes are unacceptable and absolutely terrible and would compare it to the thrash usually purchased from the jumble sale. If any council official by any chance happens to be browsing the LT articles, get your skates on and get it sorted or you'll be on the wrong side of Adamdesk and greenscreener will be affected with u controllable hysteric emotions and Burner will be wondering what the heck is going on, ...and I'll be minding me own business until some clever prat decides to stick their oversized nose into my affairs.[/p][/quote]Congratulations on a post that doesn't resort to vile and abusive language. Thanks for translating total gibberish to just poor English. If the point is actually that he is unhappy with the state of the town's roads then I presume he is pleased new ones are being built. If he does not like our roads looking like jumble sales I suggest he goes and complains to those traders who insist on piling their wares all over the pavements. As for the graveyard, it is a long time since anyone was buried there but I am disappointed that the council have not explained where the remains will be moved to, this is highly disrespectful. greenscreener

1:49pm Thu 7 Nov 13

bburnrover says...

Well they aren't exactly bodies anymore are they ? How are they going to move the bones without losing or misplacing some of them? Glad its not down to me and I would hate it if my family were buried there.
Well they aren't exactly bodies anymore are they ? How are they going to move the bones without losing or misplacing some of them? Glad its not down to me and I would hate it if my family were buried there. bburnrover

2:55pm Thu 7 Nov 13

bburnrover says...

I should have metioning it but I am an Old Blackburnian and recalled the days whereby we could just drive through town without a problem.I realise there are 3 times as many cars now but that is no excuse for the ridiculous routes we now have to go to to find our destination. The introduction by was it Ashley Whalley to these weird routes means we end up going in the opposite direction to get back on track why start using the Boulevard as the escape route whh not reopen Church Street and get rid of those silly ornaments that look like nothing on earth and are supposed to be cotton and then we can reopen Darwen Street and St Peters St and also take all those silly signs down near waves and allow through traffic past King Georges Hall again.
I should have metioning it but I am an Old Blackburnian and recalled the days whereby we could just drive through town without a problem.I realise there are 3 times as many cars now but that is no excuse for the ridiculous routes we now have to go to to find our destination. The introduction by was it Ashley Whalley to these weird routes means we end up going in the opposite direction to get back on track why start using the Boulevard as the escape route whh not reopen Church Street and get rid of those silly ornaments that look like nothing on earth and are supposed to be cotton and then we can reopen Darwen Street and St Peters St and also take all those silly signs down near waves and allow through traffic past King Georges Hall again. bburnrover

5:18pm Thu 7 Nov 13

Biscay says...

It's the only "orbital route" that I know that runs through a Town Centre.
It's the only "orbital route" that I know that runs through a Town Centre. Biscay

6:28pm Thu 7 Nov 13

Copperhead says...

Put the bodies in the Town Hall - no-one will notice the difference.
Put the bodies in the Town Hall - no-one will notice the difference. Copperhead

9:08pm Thu 7 Nov 13

liddle 'un says...

I remember watching St Peter's Church being demolished in the early seventies and no-one giving a flying flip, fast forward 40 years and the end of the world beckons.

The last burial was 66 year's ago, FFS, get a life!
I remember watching St Peter's Church being demolished in the early seventies and no-one giving a flying flip, fast forward 40 years and the end of the world beckons. The last burial was 66 year's ago, FFS, get a life! liddle 'un

10:11pm Thu 7 Nov 13

bulldogbrfc says...

shitbox2003 comes on here slaging blackburn off , doesnt even live here any more so f%%k off to where your living ... bet theres no **** holes were your living now and loads of posh shop.. dick head
shitbox2003 comes on here slaging blackburn off , doesnt even live here any more so f%%k off to where your living ... bet theres no **** holes were your living now and loads of posh shop.. dick head bulldogbrfc

4:27pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Dinglebasher says...

Being perfectly honest i think they should be creamated and there ashes scattered in the garden of rememberance in Pleasington, its more hygenic for everyone and would also show that we respected them,
Being perfectly honest i think they should be creamated and there ashes scattered in the garden of rememberance in Pleasington, its more hygenic for everyone and would also show that we respected them, Dinglebasher

8:44pm Sat 9 Nov 13

A Game of Blue & White Halves says...

adamdesk wrote:
Millions already spent and every minute there are road works, temp traffic lights, diversion, long traffic congestions
Whalley range Victoria Street I saw I fire - brigade and it took fire brigade almost 20 minutes to pass the Victoria street and sure by this time someone can die ( same with ambulance)
I went to Larnaka and road smooth and steady
I think if they see these roads they'll agree it jumble sale
The traffic light junction at Victoria St/Barbara Castle Way is the epitome of Highways/Council foolishness.

It's a single lane One Way system all the way from Earl St lights, taking on additional traffic from Randal St and by the time the traffic reaches the BC lights, there's a limited space for 2 Lane waiting - 1 to turn left onto the Dual Carriageway and the other to turn right.

The greatest error in the design of this junction lies in the huge wasted space of pavement - seldom used - on the boundaries of St Michael's School pitch; an area which ought to have been used for 2 lanes turning left and 2 lanes turning right!
[quote][p][bold]adamdesk[/bold] wrote: Millions already spent and every minute there are road works, temp traffic lights, diversion, long traffic congestions Whalley range Victoria Street I saw I fire - brigade and it took fire brigade almost 20 minutes to pass the Victoria street and sure by this time someone can die ( same with ambulance) I went to Larnaka and road smooth and steady I think if they see these roads they'll agree it jumble sale[/p][/quote]The traffic light junction at Victoria St/Barbara Castle Way is the epitome of Highways/Council foolishness. It's a single lane One Way system all the way from Earl St lights, taking on additional traffic from Randal St and by the time the traffic reaches the BC lights, there's a limited space for 2 Lane waiting - 1 to turn left onto the Dual Carriageway and the other to turn right. The greatest error in the design of this junction lies in the huge wasted space of pavement - seldom used - on the boundaries of St Michael's School pitch; an area which ought to have been used for 2 lanes turning left and 2 lanes turning right! A Game of Blue & White Halves

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