We’re going to get a new pub. Wetherspoons brewery intend to convert, the now closed Gascoignes into a throbbing entertainment zone. To many of us this sounds like a breath of fresh air after the constant rumblings of the self appointed moral majority.
Surely anything that provides jobs for people can’t be a bad thing. Let us remember that an empty shop is no good for anyone round here. It would be ideal if new businesses were run by local people and the money all went back into the local economy. Instead of blindly insisting that no more pubs or bars are allowed to open, why don’t we see if we can work with local traders to manage the situation?