Confused by parking fees
1:01pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Letters
IN MY experience, Newport city councillors, of whatever political persuasion, are kind, wise people with the interests of the city very much at heart.
That makes the decision to stop free parking in the council’s city car parks very difficult to understand, especially when free unlimited parking is to be found at stores on the city’s edge. The trouble is that large majorities sometimes lead those who govern into a false sense of security, and they forgo the need to listen. It would be very sad if present plans were to leave the city centre even deader than it is and therefore become so unpopular as to be the current administration’s equivalent of a Poll Tax.
Canon Andrew Willie Chairman Newport Civic Society Newport