At last - some sense

PUBLISHED: 15:13 15 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

For many months now, I have read the various opinions on Asda and indeed a variety of issues concerning Exmouth; last week Mr G Kirby's letter Asda: stop being negative" has prompted me to respond, to two of the contributors. 1. At last, someone who is

For many months now, I have read the various opinions on Asda and indeed a variety of issues concerning Exmouth; last week Mr G Kirby's letter "Asda: stop being negative" has prompted me to respond, to two of the contributors. 1. At last, someone who is using his common sense with straight talking as opposed to the emotional rhetoric of many. If Exmouth truly is to survive, it must get its act together and accept the opportunity that has been offered. There is concern by many of the number of shops closing before the arrival of any supermarket, why? A large supermarket would encourage people to come here and, who knows, they might even use one of our many coffee shops, as indeed I do elsewhere. 2. Amanda Rivers writes: "Thousands are against Asda". I would suggest that just possibly her findings are distorted by those who are the silent majority. Last week, I overheard two ladies discussing the closure of a children's clothes shop - their view was that "this isn't the sort of shop we want here".So I ask Amanda Rivers what exactly is wanted, apart from a sad out of date town which, as the largest in East Devon, should be the Jewel in the Crown!M Paterson,of Exmouth (via email).

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