Curry House - Gate would be loss to Rasen

ere the Gate of India Restaurant be forced to close, the loss to Market Rasen would be calamitous.

Not only does the restaurant provide the best in Indian cuisine in the county, but the friendliness of all who have worked there over the years has been quite remarkable.

We have been regular customers there for the past ten years, taking our grandchildren with us since they were toddlers. Throughout this time we have got to know the staff well and a more hard-working and friendly, mostly family team would be difficult to find.

What is perhaps less well known is that at the time when the alleged employment irregularity occurred, the family were coping with the sudden death of one of the two oldest members of their family team and away for a short period for his funeral in Bangladesh. Had that not happened, I feel confident that those left here would not have had to resort to finding some urgent temporary help.

Like many others, I hope that it will be possible to find a way forward which avoids any chance of a loss of one of the outstandingly successful enterprises in Market Rasen.

Arthur and Alex Ridings

Swallow Drive, Wragby