I WAS intrigued by the passage on the letters page on November 16 – “The town is dying have you not noticed? People are avoiding the town as it is virtually impossible to park and shop.”

The fact that it can sometimes be difficult to find a place to park proves that the town is not dying.

Perhaps your contributor believes that people drive to Cirencester, park their cars and then climb on a bus to go elsewhere? 

I was reminded of Yogi Berra, the American baseball player, who, when asked why he did not go to a restaurant in St. Louis replied “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”