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Reader's letter: Listen to voting public

Before everyone gets excited about the forthcoming local elections, perhaps we should congratulate our Newark and Sherwood District Council on reaching the heady heights of fifth highest council tax bills in the UK.

For the first time ever in the last 60 years, I am contemplating not voting at all due to the shambolic way our town has been allowed to fall apart during the last 20 years.

We can see why our district council fell out with the Cattle Market so they can now use the site for other plans, and most people do not understand why the police station has to be incorporated into Castle House.

The main reason so few people are arrested in the town is because there are no cells to keep anyone in.

Mr Lloyd, please understand that having more people living in the town centre will not work unless there are shops for people to visit and, as there is going to be another retail park on Northgate, that is really going to help promote the town.

Perhaps all of our town and district councillors should read the letters in News Views recently. There is little support of any of their ideas or projects.

Getting less people to vote will help all the councillors as they will need fewer votes to continue in their positions. ­— MICHAEL BRIGGS, Newark.

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