Sir – It is extremely disappointing to learn that the Conservative controlling group on Cherwell District Council have voted against the Labour group’s proposals to run a month-long trial of free town centre parking in Bicester and Banbury on Thursdays.

It is even more disappointing to learn Cllr Les Sibley abstained. Considering he has made much of the need to regenerate the town centre his decision not to support this proposal is a kick in the teeth for the people of Bicester.

Steven Uttley
Balliol Road