SIR - So, after squeezing as much as they can out of Ilkley through parking charges, Bradford Council is now starting to levy charges at Bingley St Ives.

Whilst it's only a fairly small area almost every corner is to be charged (T&A, July 21). Not a great encouragement for anyone to enjoy the great outdoors there.

What a contrast with Leeds City Council where there is extensive free parking at their excellent Golden Acre Park and at Yeadon Tarn.

Chalk and cheese comes to mind.

Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon