Mr Farr should get facts right

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

I feel the letter from Frank Farr in the July 24 issue of the Budleigh Journal should not go unchallenged. He asks where the people are who have so much to say about opening the community shop. Well, Mr Farr, had you found out facts before writing you wou

I feel the letter from Frank Farr in the July 24 issue of the Budleigh Journal should not go unchallenged.He asks where the people are who have so much to say about opening the community shop. Well, Mr Farr, had you found out facts before writing you would have known that in excess of 250 people living in East Budleigh have contributed generously by way of membership and the purchase of bonds. There is in the public domain a business plan showing the financial requirements. The figures are half those quoted by Mr Farr, so where did he get his figures? There is a small amount of grant money involved, but nowhere near as much as that given to the white elephant that is the Salem Chapel. No one kicked up a fuss about that, did they?The closure of the most recent village shop was because, in my opinion, the products sold were not of a high standard. Additionally, the proprietors allowed the Post Office element to be closed without letting the village mount a campaign which would have enabled the shop to trade. I never saw Mr Farr in the shop once, so how he is able to say the service was excellent? He rambles on about people coming into the village being responsible for change for the worse. I find his attitude insulting. It should be noted that Mr Farr's address shows him from East Budleigh. Well, he may have been once, but now he lives elsewhere - he merely trades in our village at the side of the road and, I believe, creates a traffic hazard. Paul Wheeler,East Budleigh Resident.

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