Sports centre needs replacing

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

I would like to agree wholeheartedly with the article on the front page of the Journal (July 24). Do the public not realise that the present sports centre is coming to the end of its sell by date? It is going to need a great deal of money, which the counc

I would like to agree wholeheartedly with the article on the front page of the Journal (July 24). Do the public not realise that the present sports centre is coming to the end of its sell by date? It is going to need a great deal of money, which the council has not got, spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Also, it has now outgrown itself and is not big enough for all the activities that go on there. If there was a chance that private finance could be brought in to build a state-of-the-art complex, it would make much more sense. I cannot see the argument against the new Asda store in place of the bus station. It would look much better than the bus station does now, which is an absolute eyesore, and, if done properly, could be in keeping with the estuary front with trees and grassy areas. You would still have the estuary road to walk or drive along to admire the view. As for the small shopkeepers, I can sympathise with them a bit, but I thought there would more chance of bringing people into the centre with a store built in the town rather than another one on the outskirts. It is partly up to the small shopkeepers to keep up with the times and, if necessary, diversify. Tesco is in desperate need of competition.David Morris,53 Orcombe Court,Littleham Road, Exmouth.

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