LETTERSFrom Daryll Pitcher, Wootton:
I FIND it incredible that nothing has been done about the shocking situation outlined on the front page (CP, 05-04-12).
Why aren’t we top of the sun table? In my view, this is a very serious matter that affects all Island businesses. We are a tourist destination and our economy relies on the number of people who decide to visit each year. If we held our rightful place at the top of the sun charts, I am sure it would induce more visitors and gain us a higher standing among the ranks of British seaside resorts.
We must fight our corner and tell the world how great a holiday on the Island is.
Certainly these cuts to the Met Office have made things difficult but previous cuts to tourist information centres and public toilets didn’t help much either, and public transport costs are a joke too far.
Quite clearly then something needs to be done to help our most important industry, but is this very likely?
We must be pro-active in promoting and supporting the Island attractiveness to tourists and we must safeguard all the things that make the Island special and unique.
Promoting and protecting tourism must be made the number one priority for all concerned.