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L of a row: Learners ‘spoiling peace of Hoddlesden village’

Lancashire Telegraph: L of a row: Learners ‘spoiling peace of Hoddlesden village’ L of a row: Learners ‘spoiling peace of Hoddlesden village’

RESIDENTS have blasted driving schools for ‘ruining’ their village peace.

Councillor Julie Slater says she has been inundated with complaints of learner drivers practising in residiential areas of Hoddlesden.

She said: “Ever since the driving test centre moved to junction 4 of the M65, we’ve had problems.

“There’s a lot of shift workers in the Glenshields area who are being woken by cars revving in the cul-de-sac as they reverse and practise parallel parking.

“The learners are also using Bayne Street outside the primary school, which causes problems at dropping off and picking up times.”

Parents and residents abide by an unwritten one-way system but the learners do not and the road gets blocked.

Darwen instructor Phil Jones said part of an official test route went through Hoddlesden.

He added: “Instructors will want to familiarise their students with the route and any weird layouts there might be. There’s always going to be controversy when a test centre moves, but people have to learn to drive.

“Students are not trying to annoy residents or other road users – in fact it’s probably one of the things they’re most worried about.

“It is legal for them to use the roads to practise, but instructors should be courteous to residents and not keep going along the same road over and over.”

A spokesman for the Driving Standards Agency, which operates test centres, said: “The DSA encourages driving instructors to teach pupils to drive on a wide variety of roads in order to give them as much pre-test driving experience as possible.

“Complaints about instructors over-using roads should go to customer.services @dsa.gov.uk.”

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The £2million multi-purpose driving test centre opened in Commercial Road, Darwen, in 2009.

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6:36pm Fri 21 Oct 11

Blackburnley says...

Perhaps Julie Slater and the others complaining never inconvenienced anyone when learning to drive.
Perhaps Julie Slater and the others complaining never inconvenienced anyone when learning to drive. Blackburnley
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8:06pm Fri 21 Oct 11

rovergeoff says...

how pathetic here we go again more NIMBY.S its a hardly TA exercises running through the place if thats all they have to worry about in there sad lives there very lucky
how pathetic here we go again more NIMBY.S its a hardly TA exercises running through the place if thats all they have to worry about in there sad lives there very lucky rovergeoff
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11:50pm Fri 21 Oct 11

hasslem hasslem says...

Pathetic, Stupid NIMBY!
Pathetic, Stupid NIMBY! hasslem hasslem
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11:59pm Fri 21 Oct 11

aLB42soon says...

i know the feeling... ! joggers using the footpath for running im going to try and get them stopped too :-)
i know the feeling... ! joggers using the footpath for running im going to try and get them stopped too :-) aLB42soon
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9:12am Sat 22 Oct 11

KenADI says...

Please don't judge all driving schools by those who constantly use the same areas to practice.
Whilst I appreciate that learners sometimes need to be familiarised to some quirky areas of test routes, there are plenty of other corners etc to practice on.
Please don't judge all driving schools by those who constantly use the same areas to practice. Whilst I appreciate that learners sometimes need to be familiarised to some quirky areas of test routes, there are plenty of other corners etc to practice on. KenADI
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9:35am Sat 22 Oct 11

happycyclist says...

Blackburnley wrote:
Perhaps Julie Slater and the others complaining never inconvenienced anyone when learning to drive.
My thoughts, too.
[quote][p][bold]Blackburnley[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Julie Slater and the others complaining never inconvenienced anyone when learning to drive.[/p][/quote]My thoughts, too. happycyclist
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1:50pm Sat 22 Oct 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in?
My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent. Keep Darwen Green
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2:26pm Sat 22 Oct 11

KenADI says...

“The learners are also using Bayne Street outside the primary school, which causes problems at dropping off and picking up times.”

Parents and residents abide by an unwritten one-way system but the learners do not and the road gets blocked."

Since when did parents picking their children up from school ever abide by traffic rules (Implicit or explicit"?????
“The learners are also using Bayne Street outside the primary school, which causes problems at dropping off and picking up times.” Parents and residents abide by an unwritten one-way system but the learners do not and the road gets blocked." Since when did parents picking their children up from school ever abide by traffic rules (Implicit or explicit"????? KenADI
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2:34pm Sat 22 Oct 11

Chris P Bacon says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in?
My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.[/p][/quote]My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech? Chris P Bacon
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4:00pm Sat 22 Oct 11

Rover since 1947 says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?
So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.[/p][/quote]My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?[/p][/quote]So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne? Rover since 1947
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7:14pm Sat 22 Oct 11

rovergeoff says...

car users outside a primary school lol why dont they walk be good for them and there kids as with many school lazy parents
car users outside a primary school lol why dont they walk be good for them and there kids as with many school lazy parents rovergeoff
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9:20am Sun 23 Oct 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Rover since 1947 wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?
So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?
Because he likes to follow me around like a love sick puppy, trying to win arguments when I have proven on many occasions that he has a broad veneer of knowledge with nothing but MDF underneath. He's not even as thick as two short planks, unless they were veneered MDF that is :0)
[quote][p][bold]Rover since 1947[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.[/p][/quote]My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?[/p][/quote]So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?[/p][/quote]Because he likes to follow me around like a love sick puppy, trying to win arguments when I have proven on many occasions that he has a broad veneer of knowledge with nothing but MDF underneath. He's not even as thick as two short planks, unless they were veneered MDF that is :0) Keep Darwen Green
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1:04pm Sun 23 Oct 11

Chris P Bacon says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Rover since 1947 wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?
So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?
Because he likes to follow me around like a love sick puppy, trying to win arguments when I have proven on many occasions that he has a broad veneer of knowledge with nothing but MDF underneath. He's not even as thick as two short planks, unless they were veneered MDF that is :0)
In your sick fantasy. The only thing you've proved is what a work-shy waste of DNA you are.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rover since 1947[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.[/p][/quote]My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?[/p][/quote]So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?[/p][/quote]Because he likes to follow me around like a love sick puppy, trying to win arguments when I have proven on many occasions that he has a broad veneer of knowledge with nothing but MDF underneath. He's not even as thick as two short planks, unless they were veneered MDF that is :0)[/p][/quote]In your sick fantasy. The only thing you've proved is what a work-shy waste of DNA you are. Chris P Bacon
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1:48pm Wed 26 Oct 11

Your ferret stinks says...

So the people of hoddlesdon village are finding it hard at pick up and drop off times at their local school....easy.... then walk cos it's only a 10 min walk from one end of the village to the other.
Probably want to show off their 4 wheel drives cos they always thought they were something special up there!
So the people of hoddlesdon village are finding it hard at pick up and drop off times at their local school....easy.... then walk cos it's only a 10 min walk from one end of the village to the other. Probably want to show off their 4 wheel drives cos they always thought they were something special up there! Your ferret stinks
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5:20pm Wed 26 Oct 11

conservativemiss says...

Keep Darwen Green says...
9:20am Sun 23 Oct 11
Rover since 1947 wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent.
My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech?
So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne?

For your information Councillor Julie Slater is not married to another councillor, and never has been. Cllr. Julie Slater cares about her ward and residents, and does not do it for the expenses claim, but because she wants to try and make a difference and make her ward a safe and secure place to live. Plus maybe you should look at other cllrs who do not live in their wards like the leader of the council etc, and she does know what she is talking about as she listens to her residents. How would you like to be woken up nine ten times a day with cetain driving schools using your cul de sac when you work nights and need your sleep. this matter was brought up at the Local Ward Solutions Meeting which means it came from Local Residents.
Plus until speeding driviers stop speeding on rural roads. parents will not let their young children walk to school.
Keep Darwen Green says... 9:20am Sun 23 Oct 11 Rover since 1947 wrote: Chris P Bacon wrote: Keep Darwen Green wrote: Julie slater doesn't even live in hoddelsden. An area she's keen to represent only for the expenses claims, thats why she is married to another councillor who represents a different area, or he used to til he was voted out. Never mind less expenses to claim for. How does that work two councillors who are doing it for the good of the community, in different wards, that they don't even live in? My opininon is councillors should live in the wards they represent. My opinion is that people should stick to subjects they know about and not sticking their oars in where they're not wanted and don't belong. Capeech? So why are you commenting Chris Bacon of Colne? For your information Councillor Julie Slater is not married to another councillor, and never has been. Cllr. Julie Slater cares about her ward and residents, and does not do it for the expenses claim, but because she wants to try and make a difference and make her ward a safe and secure place to live. Plus maybe you should look at other cllrs who do not live in their wards like the leader of the council etc, and she does know what she is talking about as she listens to her residents. How would you like to be woken up nine ten times a day with cetain driving schools using your cul de sac when you work nights and need your sleep. this matter was brought up at the Local Ward Solutions Meeting which means it came from Local Residents. Plus until speeding driviers stop speeding on rural roads. parents will not let their young children walk to school. conservativemiss
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