ARE our county town's various businesses and their representatives aware of how many of us are now driving to Abergavenny to shop, or to take trains, rather than risk long and unpredictable (and heavily polluting) delays?

The redesign of our road system is plainly a complex and contentious issue but a lack of strenuous leadership in our city and county institutions seems to be leading to its effective, and almost farcical, strangulation. Or suffocation.

Ronald Higgins, Quercwm, Vowchurch.