Decorations are more like a football celebration

SIR Over the festive period, we have been visiting my elderly mother-in-law in Sidmouth and, as a family, we were extremely disappointed in Sidmouth s street decorations.

SIR - Over the festive period, we have been visiting my elderly mother-in-law in Sidmouth and, as a family, we were extremely disappointed in Sidmouth's street decorations. The Christmas decorations in Taunton - not usually known for their classy appearance - are far superior to those in your otherwise lovely town. Exeter's, too, are very tastefully designed, while Sidmouth's more closely resemble the welcome-home streamers for a football team that has won the World Cup than the Yuletide decorations in a small, but select, Regency seaside town. Whoever chose blue and yellow? I am not usually one to write letters to the press but, always one to kill two birds with one stone, I would just like to mention the parking situation in Hillside Road where my mother-in-law lives. Cars and vans seem to be parked on both sides of the road for the duration of the working day, making the journey from Sid Road to the top of Hillside Road like an obstacle course. I imagine that some of the vehicles belong to the building workers at the site of the former Salcombe Hill House Hotel but that the remainder are left there by office and shop workers as a free alternative to the paying car parks in the town. What about a single yellow line on one side of the road? Hugh and Sarah Jarce Tall Trees The Bridge Taunton

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