IT IS always a pleasure to visit Chichester. The pleasure does not extend to its car parks with their dirty signs, decaying buildings and rude, arrogant car parking attendants who seem to have forgotten they are servants of the public.
Sometimes it can take over an hour for coaches and cars to exit the Festival Theatre car park after a matinee performance. The chaos that ensues often blocks the entrance for attendees arriving for the evening performance and for those wishing to use the adjoining sports facilities. It also leads to congestion on adjoining roads.
Perhaps it would be an idea if the parking attendants were given some basic training in the common courtesies of life. Many of those visiting the theatre are of an age when it would not be out of place for the parking attendants to give them some respect.
There is also no reason other than laziness why the parking attendants could not help direct motorists during busy periods and help to prevent much of the present chaos.
Chichester currently has a world-class theatre but a third-world car park service.
John T Green
Shoreham by Sea