Headed in the wrong direction

I STRONGLY agree with the incisive comments of David Cordingley of the Weston West Local Action Team and several other readers in last week's Mercury

I STRONGLY agree with the incisive comments of David Cordingley of the Weston West Local Action Team and several other readers in last week's Mercury. The Conservative council's parking plan for the town centre is headed in the wrong direction. "A public consultation has been carried out and all views will be taken into account," said the shadowy 'council spokesman'. Really? There was one question glaringly absent from the consultation leaflet delivered through my door. Do you want the parking changes, yes or no? As usual, we are asked our views on the implementation of something, not the principle behind it. Fait accompli anyone?The parking changes mean fewer disabled bays, no real increase in parking spaces, paying to park on street, paying for a permit if you have to live or trade in the town centre with no guarantee of a parking space, chaos outside the zone and harsher enforcement from wardens fining people to pay their own wages. We have lots of reasons to be positive about Weston's future. This proposal isn't one of them.MIKE BELL - Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for Weston-super-Mare


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