Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Night at Theatre Turns into Farce

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Night at Theatre Turns into Farce

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I am sure I speak for many others who have enjoyed an evening at the Theatre Royal only to become very frustrated and annoyed at the lengthy delays incurred in trying to exit the Dean Street car park.

Having arrived back at the car park at 9.40pm we did not exit on to Dean Street until 10.10pm. During a space of approximately 10 minutes three Quay Link buses stopped across the exit to the car park ( a total of five passengers were counted.

I understand that the decision to close off the exit from Dean Street to the Quayside was made to allow easy access for these vehicles ( leaving the rest of us angry and frustrated.

The level of pollution and damage to the environment is being increased by the length of time motorists have to wait. The situation is then compounded by the other new road restrictions in place eg the access to the Tyne Bridge.

I appreciate that this level of congestion will not be happening all day but there will be hundreds of people who have been affected by this problem. It seems that, as usual, the public are not consulted for their views, or if they are then these views are disregarded.

As to advising us to use public transport instead, this would be an option were such transport easily available from my home.

LM, Low Fell.

A United front is required

WE ARE but lowly nursery nurses who ( after one of us broke our foot and had to return to work just six weeks later, mainly due to the fact that we do not get paid full sick pay ( are astonished at reading Michael Owen's is spending time in his Chester home watching horse racing on sick pay of pounds 110,000 per week.

We are amazed that a company as successful as Newcastle United could not find a better use of his talent.

How about helping to support the Newcastle youth academy, offering advice and support to our future youngsters of tomorrow? Attending and supporting his fellow team-mates in games would be nice ( other injured players have done it. I'm sure the support in showing a united front would be appreciated by team members and fans considering Newcastle's current situation.

TB and CT, Newcastle. …

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