Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Perfect Timing

I've just had a leaflet through the door telling me about the switching on of the Christmas lights in town. They're going to hold a candlelit procession which will lead through all four major roads in town. Although not explicitly stated they're going to need to block these roads off in order to walk down them safely, which means shutting down the entire town centre beforehand to let traffic clear.

So when do they plan on holding this exciting event - 6 o'clock on a Friday evening for half-an-hour

The police are likely to handle it and to be blunt they don't have a clue when it comes to traffic management around here. The only good thing I can say is that it's starting from the town side of the bridge so they won't need to shut down the roads on the other side too, as they have to do for the carnival. That means if push comes to shove I can take the long route round via the other bridge. They'll still be traffic on that side, but it'll be manageable.

Seriously though hold it an hour later at 7pm when a) the traffic will have cleared and b) people have got home from work, eaten, and can flipping attend the thing. If you absolutely positively have to hold it at 6pm then do it on a Sunday.