Melville Times - - Opinion -

AS a reg­u­lar shop­per at Melville Plaza I am dis­turbed to hear that the cen­tre is to be re­de­vel­oped with the loss of at least two shops.

In­stead we now have a Liquor­land in­side the com­plex. There doesn't seem to have been any in­for­ma­tion about these changes. My ob­ser­va­tions are that:

■ There are al­ready six to seven liquor out­lets within three kilo­me­tres and Bic­ton was iden­ti­fied as an area with al­co­hol prob­lems in a re­cent re­port.

■ The cur­rent range of shops caters well for the pop­u­la­tion. There are many units that have older peo­ple and there are quite a few peo­ple on ben­e­fits, so the prices and range of goods mean lo­cals can shop with­out trav­el­ling. EMILY DAW­SON, At­tadale.

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