I HOPE South Lakeland District Council realise before it's too late that they are making a monumental mistake in removing the car park on New Road. It is a very important asset to Kendal.

Numerous people have experienced tourists asking about paying and, on discovering it is free, saying that they will then stay longer in the town.

On the safety issues there will be as much danger having a leisure facility beside a busy road with children running about.

At the cabinet meeting of the council on August 30 the Liberal Democrats unanimously ignored the will of the people as represented to them at the start of the meeting by local residents, community and business groups and opposition councillors. There were seven votes only for the plan but hundreds against.

Susan McDonald