LETTERS From Ken Thomas, Shanklin:
YOUR article (CP, 15-06-12) regarding the £2.3 million underspend by our council fills me with dismay.
To spend this on building beach huts is nonsense.
Why on earth did we close our Tourist Information Centres (TIC) and toilets? The tourist industry is also called the hospitality industry. Where was the Island’s hospitality when it did that?
Friends recently returned from a visit to the north of England found everywhere they visited had a TIC open and welcoming.
Please can those responsible for tourism get their act together before it is too late. We are already suffering from the bad weather so we do not need the council to add to the problems by making foolhardy decisions. Let us reopen the TICs and prove that we are a destination that welcomes visitors.
From Pat Sturmey, Newport:
Toilets needed: Regarding the article about the £2.3 million unused cash and what it is being used for.
I live in Holyrood Street, facing Lidl supermarket.
Between us is a service road with an area of green and shrubs. This is used as a public toilet many times a day. It is also used as a picnic area. Why can’t any surplus money be used on public toilets, instead of a threat to public health.
The community police and council already know of this problem.
Editor’s footnote: It should be noted the IW Council is only spending part of the underspend on new projects.