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ON A recent BBC Radio 4 news programme, a businesswoman from Nottingham related experiences regarding her retail business which had failed not too long ago. She cited that changes in council policy adversely affected trading conditions.
She went on to say these policies included such measures as increasing parking charges, reducing the number of city-centre parking places and generally making it difficult for motorists to enter the shopping areas while, at the same time, cutting services and reducing public transport.
The implication was that the more the authorities made it difficult for the motorist, the more they stayed away, rather than find alternative means to shop in the city.
Does this sound familiar?
Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.