Tourists need to be attracted

Am I the only person who despair, when I think that summer is on its way and we once again hope it will bring with it lots of tourists to Exmouth, upon whom many of us rely for our income?

Am I the only person who despair, when I think that summer is on its way and we once again hope it will bring with it lots of tourists to Exmouth, upon whom many of us rely for our income?

We have a beautiful bay, golden sands and a famous coastline.

However, when you step up from the beach, you have to start dodging bicycles, (I feel I must add I am a bicycle rider) weaving in and out of pedestrians with small children and people getting out of cars, how relaxing.

However, the facilities are so much better: starting at the Mamhead slipway where Stuart Line were removed to facilitate what is still a caged building site, such a delight to look at.


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Then we have the most amazing building site in East Devon, we had waited approximately 20 years with a boarded up swimming pool for this new facility, how we have progressed. Look at what we have now to look at, and there is no sign of any works in progress, much the same as the Mamhead slipway site, but sufficient has been done to obscure the enjoyment of the flats behind.

But how the council support local business enterprise, with watersports.

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A local man with an established business and a large following is refused a perfectly sensible planning application, but the RNLI didn't seem to have a problem.

It appears that no one took the time to see if the very large eyesore, sorry project, could be financed to completion, after all, this is our seafront, or is so much money secured from Sandy Bay, Exmouth seafront is put on the back burner.

We then have The Strand in a right mess, for how long?

Oh, I almost forgot, we have a really nice cheap booze place right by the new Strand garden project, we shall all be able to buy our cheap booze and then stagger into the park to enjoy it, after all we don't have a drinking problem in our town in the evenings!

All I can say is thank God for the donkeys, swing boats and roundabout, may well be old-fashioned, but at least they work and are complete.

What do we have that will attract tourism?

When will East Devon deal with the complacency and enable developments that will make our beach side appealing to visitors, apart from a new supermarket narrowly abandoned in prime location beside the Exe, and insist that the current mess is tidied up?

Frustrated holiday

cottage proprietor.

T and RJ O'Sullivan,

164 Exeter Road, Exmouth.

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