ASDA: there's a real buzz

PUBLISHED: 01:01 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:47 10 June 2010

I choked on my lobster and spilled my Bollinger 99 on the cat when I read Ben Ingham s advice to Exmothians (Journal, January 10). I would not dream of telling Lympstonians and Woodburians which convenience store would lift their credibility . Why shoul

I choked on my lobster and spilled my Bollinger '99 on the cat when I read Ben Ingham's advice to Exmothians (Journal, January 10).I would not dream of telling Lympstonians and Woodburians which convenience store would 'lift their credibility'. Why should toffs from the outback tell us Exmothians which supermarket would be good for us?Like all good politicians, the person I listen to is my hairdresser. If she tells me 'there's a real buzz going on' that's good enough for me.The Journal is doing a fantastic job (am I really writing this?) in setting out the facts, supported by serious contributions from Exmouth people, old and new. Of course we welcome shoppers from the hinterland (and, given our present fragile retail base, from anywhere) but this is our town, our site, our decision.Mark's New Year Resolution: once a month I'll meet up to six constituents in a Littleham pub - a beer and a packet of salt and vinegar (everyone pays for themselves) - and a chat about any local issue. Ring me on (01395) 224910. Sorry, Ben, you don't live in Littleham. And I cannot afford Beluga. Mark Williamson, (Councillor: Exmouth Littleham, East Devon District Council and Exmouth Town Council).

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