Five’s too many - it’s as simple as that

THIS is a letter I said I would not write

I am not a great fan of negative campaigning. Experience of working across a range of institutions and projects over the past 20 years has illustrated beyond doubt that people respond best to a positive proposal.

Something they can support that offers a better proposition than status quo.

That is what Incredible Edible Todmorden attempts to do. That is what our partnership around our Incredible Green Route is all about.

Furthermore, I am not anti supermarkets. I am pro small shops and strong local markets. For small independant businesses and keeping money in our local economy.

Todmorden needs more of the latter and less of the former. That is why I write this letter. We do not need yet another supermarket, no matter how much we may like a particular brand.

FIVE IS TOO MANY! Thats all there is to it.

Pam Warhurst, Todmorden.