EARLIER on in the year, I wrote about the lack of benches at the Glebelands recreational park.

I wanted to let you know that money has now been invested by Newport City Council.

Not in the provision of benches, not in the removal of the three-foot-high thistles (waiting for a small child to topple into) that adorn the car park of the adjacent Glan Usk School.

The money has been spent on moving a dog waste bin. There are only two of these bins to cover this wide expanse, but instead of adding a new one, time and money has been spent moving one of the original bins.

Is it any wonder the people in this area, feel like poor relations?

Theresa Orford, Surrey Place, Newport