I was very disappointed at the stance taken by your reporter on this topic (Wednesday 25 March 2015). I know that newspapers usually major on bad news so there must be a temptation to create headlines by concentrating on the negative aspects of a story.
We are lucky indeed to have an excellent range of shops and businesses in and around our town, the good ones successful because 1) they offer excellent customer service and 2) they provide the products and services the townsfolk actually want.
Would it not have been more community minded to offer support and encouragement to our traders by, perhaps, enquiring of your readers which additional type of shops/products they would be keen to have in town and to then publish the results for the benefit of all?
Market Rasen Resident & Shopper