Friday, 23 January 2015

A shared parking issue

Only a few months ago I ventured outside the Museum to write about a Budleigh Salterton parking problem. Essentially, as you may gather from my post,
East Devon District Council wants to charge motorists for what has been up until now a free car park. 

Not surprising, many local people are annoyed, especially as local landowner Lord Clinton’s family had bequeathed the car park to Budleigh Salterton’s old urban district council many years ago.

So, always on the look-out for the little joys and tribulations that we share with our US cousins in our sister-town of Brewster, I was struck by the annoyed tone of a letter written to the Editor of the Cape Cod Today newspaper.  

 There’s the same matter of a bequest from many years ago, and a similar accusation of ‘ingratitude’ and ‘betrayal’ – words that have been used to attack our East Devon District Council planners.

You can read the letter here

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