Honiton turning into ghost town

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:52 15 June 2010

What a surprise! The minority have ruined it yet again for the majority. Tesco's application has been refused. What is going to happen to Honiton? A small Tesco that clearly can't cope, Marks and Spencer pulling out of the town and, yes, I know Iceland a

What a surprise! The minority have ruined it yet again for the majority.Tesco's application has been refused. What is going to happen to Honiton? A small Tesco that clearly can't cope, Marks and Spencer pulling out of the town and, yes, I know Iceland are moving back, but we can't live on frozen food forever and how long till the desert Honiton again? Looks like more trips to Exeter to be able to get the choice that we should be getting in Honiton. The extra jobs that Tesco were going to be offering, I am sure, was a relief to some people, especially in this time of economic downturn but, no, the 'not on my doorstep' brigade didn't think about that. I am sure the councillors won't be too concerned, sat in their nice new council offices under the cover of a so-called community centre. Honiton High Street is turning into a ghost town rapidly now and, without the bigger Tesco to bring people into Honiton, I am sure more shops will go. It's just a shame that more people didn't stand up (myself included) and petition for Tesco. Michael Guthrie Buttery Close Honiton


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