We already have these schemes...

We already have these schemes...

We already have these schemes...

First published in Readers' Letters

IN the Daily Echo comment section, you refer to Romsey being against the Tesco development at Broadlands and the potential jobs the supermarket would bring.

Likewise the New Forest has been criticised for rejecting the bike hire scheme.

In relation to the Tesco project at Romsey, this could have seen the demise of local businesses and jobs in the area.

There are already two supermarkets in the town.

In the case of the bike hire plan, the New Forest already has bike hire outlets in many of the towns and villages across the Forest.

The proposed bike hire is a commercial venture which would directly threaten existing businesses.

Comments suggesting future grants to the New Forest should be withheld are unfair and obviously not thought through.

IAN FRASER, Lyndhurst.

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7:05pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Drhysted says...

The B'Cycle scheme was to run alongside the existing cycle hire facilities. It was supported by them, in fact some were offering their land to use as docking stations.
The comments about future grants are not suggesting they should be withheld, but the belief that they will be harder to obtain. In order to get the grant other National Parks went without, by handing the money back we have effectively wasted it, and stopped it being used by another NP.
The B'Cycle scheme was to run alongside the existing cycle hire facilities. It was supported by them, in fact some were offering their land to use as docking stations. The comments about future grants are not suggesting they should be withheld, but the belief that they will be harder to obtain. In order to get the grant other National Parks went without, by handing the money back we have effectively wasted it, and stopped it being used by another NP. Drhysted
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