YP Comment: Don't spoil the party in Hull

EVEN though Hull's year as City of Culture is exceeding expectations, it's even more regrettable that rail chiefs feel the need to close the toilets, and waiting rooms, at Paragon Station in the early evening due to anti-social behaviour. With 342,000 visitors to Hull in the first week of 2017, it is regrettable that they're insufficient staff at Hull's transport hub to protect and reassure the public '“ their very presence will help to deter the tiny minority intent on spoiling the party.

With 342,000 visitors to Hull in the first week of 2017, it is regrettable that they’re insufficient staff at Hull’s transport hub to protect and reassure the public – their very presence will help to deter the tiny minority intent on spoiling the party.

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David Cameron could not have been clearer when questioned by local MP Diana Johnson in May 2016. The then Prime Minister said: “Some £1.4m of investment is going into Hull Station to be delivered before it becomes the UK City of Culture.” Really?

Both the Government and the station’s operator FirstGroup, have a lot of explaining to do after receiving a joint letter from Hull’s three MPs. With an unique opportunity to welcome the world to East Yorkshire, this is not a time for penny-pinching.