Convenience store not needed

Convenience store not needed

Convenience store not needed

First published in News

The opening of a new convenience store in Halstead has attracted criticism from residents.

Last week, a Premier store opened in the shop which had previously been occupied by Heard Electrics.

This follows news that the Blockbuster store which closed late last year is to be turned into a Costcutter's.

Mandy Smith, 44, of King's Road, who is in the TA, said: "Convenience stores, charity shops and takeaways - it this really going to put Halstead on the map?"

Stacey Pretty, 24, of Whitehorse Avenue, a full time mum, said: "Halstead needs something more like Asda or Aldi's not more convenience stores. A Costcutter and a Premier really aren't needed."

Passenger assistant Jenny Coleman, 51, of Saxon Close, added: "So with that and Costcutters opening at top of town we definitely don't need another food shop at the Woodman pub."

 

 

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10:49pm Fri 18 Jul 14

kateybaker says...

It's a pity that they couldn't have made the shop look more decent - it looks really scruffy, and they haven't even got a proper sign. It doesn't look good when driving into Halstead to see this convenience store, plus the equally scruffy looking newsagent. Perhaps the Council could have a word and ask them to make the shops have a more decent look!
It's a pity that they couldn't have made the shop look more decent - it looks really scruffy, and they haven't even got a proper sign. It doesn't look good when driving into Halstead to see this convenience store, plus the equally scruffy looking newsagent. Perhaps the Council could have a word and ask them to make the shops have a more decent look! kateybaker
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