We recently came to Brighton as visitors for the first time and thought you might like to know why we shall not return.

Public transport and parking were a shambles. There were four different parking regimes in the road occupied by our hotel. The Churchill Square car parks do not have clear exit markings for pedestrians and are potential death traps in an emergency.

The area needs proper park and ride schemes, such as those operating in various other cities.

The Lanes area, once well-known for its antique shops, has now little to offer. However, the North Laine does have interesting shops and helpful staff.

The seafront is grim, with badly maintained ironmongery and surfaces, a grubby beach and the eyesore of an abandoned pier.

There is an impression of dereliction in total contast to the reputation and expensive property prices.

In summary, Brighton has friendly people but it is a shame about the incompetent council and administration.

  • MG Davies, Billingford, Norfolk