City left to rot
10:28am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Letters
SO THERE’S no money. Promises aplenty, good intentions by the bucketful, but... no money. Hands up all those who are surprised. What, nobody? All those council assurances, meaningful negotiations and hand-on-heart pledges tend to dwindle into insignificance without so much as a glimpse of readies on the horizon. Oh, and doesn’t that horizon seem suddenly further away?
What is the Welsh Assembly doing to kick-start all the dreams and schemes that comprise the much-awaited resurrection of Newport’s shopping centre? Precious little, it seems, except to sit on those well-fed backsides that Alan Edwards is dead-set on shifting – and good luck to him with that.Time for a reality check. Promises cost nothing, especially when there is nothing on the table. Delay, however, costs livelihoods, loss of revenue and a collapse of public confidence as Newport is left to rot.
Julian R Powell, Malpas Park, Newport
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