A poor show

LET me say how disappointed I was with the council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s store.

The council’s reason was that it would take trade away from the market traders.

However having just walked through town centre and in particularly the market place, I could not help but notice that 60 per cent of the stalls on the outside market were unoccupied, and very few people out shopping.

Not only have we got a market with no traders we also are still left with another derelict site.

J. Scholes, Todmorden.