Doing a U-Turn - driving test centre may return to Louth

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By poddypoll | Saturday, April 02, 2011, 22:02

What a complete u-turn! Just a couple of months after the great and the

good decided that what Louth people really needed was to travel 15 miles

to take their driving test in an unfamiliar town on unfamiliar roads,

we have a possible change of minds!

The original reason for closing the centre was that it was not up to the

standards customers demanded, although all the customers I spoke to

were happy to have the centre based in a tent if it meant keeping it in

Louth. However, no alternative venues were deemed a suitable replacement

so making learners travel to Grimsby or Lincoln was the only solution

offered to the town.

Rumours are now afoot that it has been suggested the driving centre

could return to a temporary base within the Meridian Leisure Centre,

meaning Louth learners could once again take their tests on familiar


Now my memory could be failing me, but didn't Brian Damms suggest that

solution in the local paper ages ago? Perhaps if they'd listened to the

people of Louth first time round....?

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    What an absurd comment. If it had been down to Brian Damms and one or two others, there would have been no leisure centre at all, against the wishes of the majority of the "people of Louth". The delays caused largely by him meant that the facilities aren't as extensive as they might have been and were delayed by over a year, costing local taxpayers more.
    Maybe your memory is failing you...

    By moonferret at 18:47 on 11/04/11

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