Townsfolk should shop in the town

CAN I just add to the letter written by Mark Mackrell (Herald, March 18).

It sounds like a case of "not on my front door".

Firstly, yes, you're right about the Tesco monopoly. Who needs Tesco?

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But why, when you live on the doorstep of the town, would you complain about the extortionate NCP parking fees?

For heaven's sake, it's people like you who fill parking places that are free for one or two hours for no reason.

Try using your feet. Within five minutes, you would be in the centre of town.

Secondly, if people who live in our town used their local shops, there wouldn't be so many high street stores closing down.

Also, I'm sure if you can afford to use your car to travel those five minutes into town and park in an extortionately-priced car park, then it must be small change to pay to go to those overpriced cinemas in Brighton or Chichester.

If I can get a parking space early on a Saturday morning, I love to spend 8 for my family of four to watch a film at the cinema at the Connaught. Well done, Connaught, for this service.

Julian Warrick

Melville Way


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