AS a trader in Stourport, running a family business that has traded for some 85 years, I am disappointed but not surprised that Stephen Clee believes the recent refurbishment of Bridge Street is acceptable.

We have suffered the frustration of inept organisation and prolonged traffic congestion, although I have been offered a five per cent rate reduction for the period of the recent pavement works. Yet another insult but we soldier on.

The bridge is painted the wrong colour but compliments the funfair.

The skate park allows me to view the use to which my stolen spray paints have been put.

The quality of works in Bridge Street is totally unacceptable, as was the refurbishment of High Street, thus proving that no lessons have been learnt.

I note with interest the recent article complimenting Barratt Homes on considering the heritage of the basin area and a picture of a modern low-rise block of flats.

The same planning department is proposing road changes to facilitate better access to the new Tesco.

Tesco are a very successful retailer. I accept they are coming, but make the road alterations benefit the people of Stourport, not as proposed.

PAUL MITCHELL Lloyds Garage, Stourport