Having read the article Too many Tourists? Overtourism I am staggered by the many inaccuracies and opinion set as fact,where to start?
Of coarse overtourism is a subjective term and it is a shame A N Other would not put a name to their findings, what some regards as being too busy others would regard as successful. I note the reference to Blackpool of the Cotswold’s as if this is a bad thing which suggests a certain elitist ideal, as regarding whether the number of tourists in Bourton has crossed a threshold it is again just a subjective opinion as is the calculation on the number of people in cars and coaches, however what is not subjective is the number of shops and related businesses owned and managed by Bourton Residents. I did a walk through today and counted 33, yes 33, ( not just one) and that is only the ones I know, there could be more I am not sure of the ownership of. The amount of tea rooms was 17 (not 27 ) .
As regards solutions I note that one of your contributors found it difficult to park at the Church, there is a car park behind the Church for their exclusive use, but if you plan of closing all the car parks came to fruition then presumably that would not be available.
Your solutions of closing everything would lead to a huge downturn in all trade in Bourton and see many businesses close and local people being put out of work, so as I said in my letter to the Browser be careful what you wish for.