[Discuss] Parker's Piece

Anne Marie Garvey annemgarvey at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 1 13:06:39 BST 2014


Yes too big and too intrusive. And there always seem to be 'officials' ready to get people off their bikes for no apparently sensible reason .
On 30 Jun 2014, at 15:18, Jean Perraton wrote:

> I too was similarly inconvenienced by barriers to crossing Midsuummer Common. It was the Saturday of Strawberry Fair (June7) and I was cycling across from Newmarket Road to Victoria Avenue  to a reception, already a bit late, when  two officials insisted I get off my bike and walk - only to find that my intended exit to Victoria Avenue was blocked by a metal fence. Then I found myself walking over wet muddy grass  searching for a way out. On grumbling about this to another couple at the reception I found that they (two elderly and most respectable looking citizens) had been required to have their bags searched before being allowed to continue across the common.
> 
> It seems to me that these events have got too big and too intrusive.
> 
> Jean Perraton
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon Norton" <simon at dpmms.cam.ac.uk>
> To: <discuss at soscambridge.org.uk>
> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2014 8:16 PM
> Subject: [Discuss] Parker's Piece
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> 
>> A fortnight ago I needed to catch an early train and decided, as I usually do
>> when in this position, to walk across Parker's Piece instead of Regent St.
>> 
>> However there was an event on that day (14 June) and caravans etc. were parked
>> on the grass. Whoever organised the event seemed to be at pains to stop people
>> from getting access to the grass between these caravans and Regent Terrace,
>> because as soon as the railings on the path towards Mill Rd stopped the event
>> area began, and the first caravan (or whatever it was) was chained to the last
>> railing with no gap to get through.
>> 
>> Well there wasn't any real difficulty in climbing over the railings, but it was
>> still a bit of a nuisance -- and a quite unnecessary one surely.
>> 
>> Simon Norton
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