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Reader's letter: No alternatives

Reading the story of Castle Station crossing being blocked for than an hour (Gridlock Caused By Another Level Crossing Barrier Failure, Advertiser, April 22) is surely the best reason for not moving the police station next to Castle House.

What if there’s an emergency in town? It is a detour of three to four miles around via the A46 either way to get there, roughly six minutes extra journey time and much much longer when the A46 is gridlocked at peak times.

Also, your front page news regarding Newark FC asking for help from the council (Council Urged To Help Stop Club’s Departure) because of having to move from Flowserve because the land is required for homes, there’s always Lincoln Road playing field with its own pavilion available.

No, wait, sorry. I forgot, the council is going to build a new housing estate on it, along with demolishing and replacing perfectly good homes for no reason other than to make it look nice to potential buyers on the new estate. ­— N. MOORE, via email.

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