SINCE it is reported that Cheshire West and Chester Council faces a deficit of nearly £2m on account of the Barons Quay development, is this really the time to splash out another £400,000 on parking meters in Northwich?

Especially, as also reported, parking charges will be bad for the shops, markets, businesses and workers in the town, as well as deterring those ‘shoppers and leisure users’ referred to in the article from thinking it worthwhile to brave the traffic jams to continue visiting Northwich.

Mrs T Parker Hartford