Letters - February 6, 2013

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I AM not at all surprised Blackpool businesses have seen a huge drop in sales since work began on the Talbot Gateway regeneration scheme.

As Poulton residents we approach the town centre via Talbot Road and have always found the car park near Apollo to be the most convenient.

We now find that car park has gone, as have the two surface car parks further down, and Talbot Road multi-storey is closed while it is refurbished.

Just where do the planners expect us to park now? Wilkinson’s cannot be approached from the north or east, and the car parks on back Topping Street can only be approached via a circuitous route.

Goodness knows what it will be like in the height of the season when visitors are here.

Added to the parking problems is the fact if we decided to go into town on the bus, the schedules have been considerably altered and the infrequent buses cannot now be relied on to run on time.