City contempt

I WONDER how “unfairly” S P Noble (Argus, January 24) thinks Newport Labour-led councils, past and present, have treated Newport and its citizens over decades of arrogance and contempt.

Forty years ago Cwmbran citizens shopped in Newport in great numbers, now Newport shoppers, over many years, have been attracted to much improved and thriving Cwmbran because of Newport.

Labour’s “unfair” treatment of our once popular and busy town. We have lost and suffered too much in Newport, thanks mainly to mistaken decisions by Newport Labour.

To name a few, doomed pedestrianisation of Commercial Street, lack of free parking and including access cut to the excellent and busy Westgate Hote, closed Maindee swimming pool, closed Spytty Skate Park, Newport County exiled from Somerton Park, new(ish) Spytty swimming pool only 25m Olympic standard, paltry bus shelters scattered around Newport. M Most of these “unfair” Newport-Labour decisions took place long before the Newport Coalition’s appearance and Westminster coalition’s savage cutbacks.

Brian Donovan Darlington Court Newport

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7:53pm Mon 3 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

yeah all true but your wasting your time the huge benefits culture in newport will always ensure a labour victory!! The WAG could not care less about newport!
yeah all true but your wasting your time the huge benefits culture in newport will always ensure a labour victory!! The WAG could not care less about newport! scraptheWAG

10:52pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Thinking heads says...

You are right in raising the subject over many year's ?. Have had party's of both colour's scheme's by the bucket loads to end all ower ill s and the money's. To make a real difference to the people of the city and regional wealth but procual veiws and mismanagement of schemes not thinking ahead going for a quick fix or that will shut the other side up for bit?
How meny time's have we all seen a peace in this paper.
about proposed plan's that newport city council have got there must be a room as big as the council chamber in the civic.
I will list a few that I can remember.
1 / Marine and canal connection at crindru to help generate tourism.?
2/ Queensway connection to brigde st off ramp there but go's nowhere?
3/ kingway centre shops empty from the start and still empty?
4/ barrage proposed to regenerate the city 20 yrs ago to generate power and stop flooding?
5/ LG site was to be the saving of the jobless? .
6/ INTERNATIONAL airport on llanwern site because of its main line connection and motorway connection? .
7/ An integrated transport plan involves the whole of the region. One cannot speak for all cearphilly , Ebbw Vale , cwmbran and Monmouthshire, must be consulted, we are a regional area witin wales. So all must speak as one be heard?
8/ we are a new city and there are people in the area of expertise who you have turned your backs on us ask for help to promote but listen to what thay say thay willnot fail it is not in there interest it is there personal contacts and there integrity that counts. Some the best ln this area get them involved.
9/ more information on your plans? For the future and and all councillors of any colour flag once the votes are cast your working for newport and Regeneration of south east wales and then wales. (Home is where your heart is ?)or where ever you make it thats you're home.
You are right in raising the subject over many year's ?. Have had party's of both colour's scheme's by the bucket loads to end all ower ill s and the money's. To make a real difference to the people of the city and regional wealth but procual veiws and mismanagement of schemes not thinking ahead going for a quick fix or that will shut the other side up for bit? How meny time's have we all seen a peace in this paper. about proposed plan's that newport city council have got there must be a room as big as the council chamber in the civic. I will list a few that I can remember. 1 / Marine and canal connection at crindru to help generate tourism.? 2/ Queensway connection to brigde st off ramp there but go's nowhere? 3/ kingway centre shops empty from the start and still empty? 4/ barrage proposed to regenerate the city 20 yrs ago to generate power and stop flooding? 5/ LG site was to be the saving of the jobless? . 6/ INTERNATIONAL airport on llanwern site because of its main line connection and motorway connection? . 7/ An integrated transport plan involves the whole of the region. One cannot speak for all cearphilly , Ebbw Vale , cwmbran and Monmouthshire, must be consulted, we are a regional area witin wales. So all must speak as one be heard? 8/ we are a new city and there are people in the area of expertise who you have turned your backs on us ask for help to promote but listen to what thay say thay willnot fail it is not in there interest it is there personal contacts and there integrity that counts. Some the best ln this area get them involved. 9/ more information on your plans? For the future and and all councillors of any colour flag once the votes are cast your working for newport and Regeneration of south east wales and then wales. (Home is where your heart is ?)or where ever you make it thats you're home. Thinking heads

8:28am Thu 6 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

Thinking heads wrote:
You are right in raising the subject over many year's ?. Have had party's of both colour's scheme's by the bucket loads to end all ower ill s and the money's. To make a real difference to the people of the city and regional wealth but procual veiws and mismanagement of schemes not thinking ahead going for a quick fix or that will shut the other side up for bit?
How meny time's have we all seen a peace in this paper.
about proposed plan's that newport city council have got there must be a room as big as the council chamber in the civic.
I will list a few that I can remember.
1 / Marine and canal connection at crindru to help generate tourism.?
2/ Queensway connection to brigde st off ramp there but go's nowhere?
3/ kingway centre shops empty from the start and still empty?
4/ barrage proposed to regenerate the city 20 yrs ago to generate power and stop flooding?
5/ LG site was to be the saving of the jobless? .
6/ INTERNATIONAL airport on llanwern site because of its main line connection and motorway connection? .
7/ An integrated transport plan involves the whole of the region. One cannot speak for all cearphilly , Ebbw Vale , cwmbran and Monmouthshire, must be consulted, we are a regional area witin wales. So all must speak as one be heard?
8/ we are a new city and there are people in the area of expertise who you have turned your backs on us ask for help to promote but listen to what thay say thay willnot fail it is not in there interest it is there personal contacts and there integrity that counts. Some the best ln this area get them involved.
9/ more information on your plans? For the future and and all councillors of any colour flag once the votes are cast your working for newport and Regeneration of south east wales and then wales. (Home is where your heart is ?)or where ever you make it thats you're home.
the trouble is all the money is wasted on the WAG, welsh language or what is left is spent on cardiff, talking shops are not the answer
[quote][p][bold]Thinking heads[/bold] wrote: You are right in raising the subject over many year's ?. Have had party's of both colour's scheme's by the bucket loads to end all ower ill s and the money's. To make a real difference to the people of the city and regional wealth but procual veiws and mismanagement of schemes not thinking ahead going for a quick fix or that will shut the other side up for bit? How meny time's have we all seen a peace in this paper. about proposed plan's that newport city council have got there must be a room as big as the council chamber in the civic. I will list a few that I can remember. 1 / Marine and canal connection at crindru to help generate tourism.? 2/ Queensway connection to brigde st off ramp there but go's nowhere? 3/ kingway centre shops empty from the start and still empty? 4/ barrage proposed to regenerate the city 20 yrs ago to generate power and stop flooding? 5/ LG site was to be the saving of the jobless? . 6/ INTERNATIONAL airport on llanwern site because of its main line connection and motorway connection? . 7/ An integrated transport plan involves the whole of the region. One cannot speak for all cearphilly , Ebbw Vale , cwmbran and Monmouthshire, must be consulted, we are a regional area witin wales. So all must speak as one be heard? 8/ we are a new city and there are people in the area of expertise who you have turned your backs on us ask for help to promote but listen to what thay say thay willnot fail it is not in there interest it is there personal contacts and there integrity that counts. Some the best ln this area get them involved. 9/ more information on your plans? For the future and and all councillors of any colour flag once the votes are cast your working for newport and Regeneration of south east wales and then wales. (Home is where your heart is ?)or where ever you make it thats you're home.[/p][/quote]the trouble is all the money is wasted on the WAG, welsh language or what is left is spent on cardiff, talking shops are not the answer scraptheWAG

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