LETTERS: Is Clevedon a neglected joke?

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By Local_Andy | Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 18:48

The apathy of Clevedon and North Somerset Councils...

 

Since my retirement at the end of last year, I have taken to walking around Clevedon as a form of exercise and it has opened my eyes to the neglect and apparent down at heel Clevedon appearance must project to visitors to Clevedon compared to neighbouring villages/towns.

 

The roads are in a poor state of repair with many roads strewn with pot holes making driving for motorist difficult as well as being dangerous to cyclist.

 

The public tennis courts on the sea front are a disgrace, rusty fencing in a poor state of repair and a playing surface straight out of the 60's.

 

The "Crazy Golf" course is a joke, I am sure that has not changed for at least 50 years.

 

Building's allowed to fall into disrepair, Pier Hotel, how many years have we had to endure this eye sore. The Regent another property just allowed to crumble before our eyes. Both of these buildings in prime positions to be viewed by visitors as well as to be endured by Clevedon residents.

 

The failure to attract sustainable retail businesses to the Triangle unless it is a charity or a fast food outlet. 

 

If you look at Portishead and Nailsea and compare them to Clevedon you get the impression Clevedon is very much the poor relation. Is it not time more effort and funds are made available to make Clevedon once again a more vibrant and welcoming place to visitors and its inhabitants.

 

Mike Butler

 

Clevedon.

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