Sad to see state of city

SO, more words of wisdom from yet another Newport Labour supporter, as Mr. Dave Humphries (Argus 4.1.13) tries to convince the people that Newport Labour-led councils are not responsible for the disgusting state of our once excellent city.

With the decline of heavy industry, during the decade of Newport Labour’s misrule, the city centre was “pedestrianised”, denying access to businesses, including the renowned Westgate Hotel and the historical and popular Indoor Market etc.

The Newport Labour council managed to find funding for the proposed and failed River Usk Barrage. Surely, some of the barrage fund could be used to save the Pill Millennium Centre!

Brian Donovan Darlington Court, Newport

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2:54pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Owain Vaughan says...

The Barrage was rejected in 1995. I would have imagined that the fund has been long spent by subsequent Labour and Conservative-Lib Dem councils.
The Barrage was rejected in 1995. I would have imagined that the fund has been long spent by subsequent Labour and Conservative-Lib Dem councils. Owain Vaughan
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5:52pm Fri 11 Jan 13

On the inside says...

Who was in charge for the previous four years then, monkeys, oh no, it was Tories.
Who was in charge for the previous four years then, monkeys, oh no, it was Tories. On the inside
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9:40pm Fri 11 Jan 13

foxy3rd says...

It's true to say about the labour councils,but,I often wonder how much of the blame lies with the councils various works dpts. Supervising Officers.The standard of work on some jobs is as bad as their cleaning up after them.Has anyone from the council walked over the George St. or town bridge lately.They are both in a bad state maintenance-wise.Roa
d-wise the George St. doesn't even have drainage,the gullies having been blocked for decades.The council actually removed the drainage channels and outlets on the walkways about 20yrs. ago making it as bad to walk over in the rain as it is to drive over.It goes on and on,that rubbish substitute for tarmac that they keep laying on Wharf Rd. is coming up yet again , near the Wharf Rd. railway bridge "pavement waterfalls".What a false economy and waste of taxpayers money.
It's true to say about the labour councils,but,I often wonder how much of the blame lies with the councils various works dpts. Supervising Officers.The standard of work on some jobs is as bad as their cleaning up after them.Has anyone from the council walked over the George St. or town bridge lately.They are both in a bad state maintenance-wise.Roa d-wise the George St. doesn't even have drainage,the gullies having been blocked for decades.The council actually removed the drainage channels and outlets on the walkways about 20yrs. ago making it as bad to walk over in the rain as it is to drive over.It goes on and on,that rubbish substitute for tarmac that they keep laying on Wharf Rd. is coming up yet again , near the Wharf Rd. railway bridge "pavement waterfalls".What a false economy and waste of taxpayers money. foxy3rd
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9:41am Sat 12 Jan 13

scraptheWAG says...

I have wrote to my MP morden about the absolute state of Newport it now resembles a settlement in the Gaza strip each part as run down as the next. I walked through Maindee yesterday and it looks like an abandoned town I have yet to receive a reply. Firstly I asked why the WAG are quite happy to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on a stupid archaic language (s4c gets grants of 100 mill alone) and build themselves huge impressive offices and pay themselves grant salaries when large parts of wales lye in a terrible state.
I have wrote to my MP morden about the absolute state of Newport it now resembles a settlement in the Gaza strip each part as run down as the next. I walked through Maindee yesterday and it looks like an abandoned town I have yet to receive a reply. Firstly I asked why the WAG are quite happy to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on a stupid archaic language (s4c gets grants of 100 mill alone) and build themselves huge impressive offices and pay themselves grant salaries when large parts of wales lye in a terrible state. scraptheWAG
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5:31pm Sat 12 Jan 13

areyour4real says...

Newport has been let down by the council, national government and now the Welsh government. It's a sad situation and now when we need a strong leader guiding the council in the right direction there is no money to do anything.

I fear Bob Bright is from the old guard and has his own interests in pretending he is important and getting one over on the tories way to far in front of what is best for Newport even if he did have a pot of cash.
Newport has been let down by the council, national government and now the Welsh government. It's a sad situation and now when we need a strong leader guiding the council in the right direction there is no money to do anything. I fear Bob Bright is from the old guard and has his own interests in pretending he is important and getting one over on the tories way to far in front of what is best for Newport even if he did have a pot of cash. areyour4real
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5:34pm Sat 12 Jan 13

areyour4real says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
I have wrote to my MP morden about the absolute state of Newport it now resembles a settlement in the Gaza strip each part as run down as the next. I walked through Maindee yesterday and it looks like an abandoned town I have yet to receive a reply. Firstly I asked why the WAG are quite happy to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on a stupid archaic language (s4c gets grants of 100 mill alone) and build themselves huge impressive offices and pay themselves grant salaries when large parts of wales lye in a terrible state.
If you want to ask someone about Welsh government you need to talk to John Griffiths, you probably won't get a reply though.

MP Morden won't reply because she probably agrees with you, I know I do as do thousands of others in Wales.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: I have wrote to my MP morden about the absolute state of Newport it now resembles a settlement in the Gaza strip each part as run down as the next. I walked through Maindee yesterday and it looks like an abandoned town I have yet to receive a reply. Firstly I asked why the WAG are quite happy to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on a stupid archaic language (s4c gets grants of 100 mill alone) and build themselves huge impressive offices and pay themselves grant salaries when large parts of wales lye in a terrible state.[/p][/quote]If you want to ask someone about Welsh government you need to talk to John Griffiths, you probably won't get a reply though. MP Morden won't reply because she probably agrees with you, I know I do as do thousands of others in Wales. areyour4real
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5:38pm Sat 12 Jan 13

scraptheWAG says...

i will await her reply and will chase up in a week or so and hopefully get her reply printed in the paper!!!! It will be very interesting
i will await her reply and will chase up in a week or so and hopefully get her reply printed in the paper!!!! It will be very interesting scraptheWAG
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11:18am Tue 15 Jan 13

Vikky says...

Bob Bright does not have the interest of Newport at heart. He has bannished the 'right to reply' in his council chambers and anyone/councillor/pa
rty that wishes to ask a question must do it in writing and will get a response within 4 working days!!!
That is a disgrace and actually suggests that he is unable to answer a simple question without research and back up. Someone who is not capable of that, not knowledgable enough on a subject should not be in charge of Newport Council.
Our City seems doomed and we have another 4 years before we get our say and the opportunity to change the administration.
Bob Bright does not have the interest of Newport at heart. He has bannished the 'right to reply' in his council chambers and anyone/councillor/pa rty that wishes to ask a question must do it in writing and will get a response within 4 working days!!! That is a disgrace and actually suggests that he is unable to answer a simple question without research and back up. Someone who is not capable of that, not knowledgable enough on a subject should not be in charge of Newport Council. Our City seems doomed and we have another 4 years before we get our say and the opportunity to change the administration. Vikky
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