High rates and money wasted
3:29pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Letters
EMPTY shops in Newport are caused by the rates these shops have to pay.
Before T-Mobile closed the manager told me the rates on the Newport shop were more than the two shops in Cardiff; if you have a business that is not viable you close it or sell. That is why the ship and the Transporter Bridge have to go. We illuminate a bridge at night with electricity bills soaring, why illuminate a bridge and keep a wooden ship in some warehouse using electricity, water, etc? My grandson asked ‘where is the ship?’ I haven’t a clue, and no signposts either as to regeneration.
David Payne Macauley Gardens Newport