Today’s Gazette carries the story of a new Lidl store which has opened in Laygate. Local Simonside and Rekendyke ward councillors, Ed Malcolm, Michael Clare and Joan Meeks, are quoted as saying they are “delighted at the arrival”.
I suspect that local traders in the surrounding areas are less than “delighted” to see the arrival of a cut price international store chain. I wonder if councillors actually bothered to speak to them for their views? I suspect not.