Home   News   Article

Letter: K Thompson April 13, 2018




Lynn town centre High Street.
Lynn town centre High Street.

I have just read the headline on Tuesday’s Lynn News on how the borough council wants to increase footfall in Lynn. Surely this must be a late April Fool’s joke?

These are the people who want to encourage shoppers to take a quick and easy trip into town – so they keep giving permission for new housing estates to be built with no thought to the infrastructure causing tailbacks and queues.

These are the people who want to encourage shoppers to spend their time and their money visiting all the establishments in the town – so they hike up parking charges and let businesses take all the long term parking spaces so people have to pay more the longer they stay.

These are the people who want to encourage shoppers away from shopping online – so they put the business rates up forcing all the independent shops to close leaving the same few high street names you can find in every town. Then they fill the town with charity shops and discount stores so anyone looking to treat themselves to something nice has nowhere to go.

These are the people who want to encourage shoppers to attend a monthly farmers’ market – that the council is part funding – so they put up the market rents attracting fewer and fewer stallholders and manage to kill the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday markets.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More