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LETTERS: Pensioners would welcome cheap deals at Highbury ‘cop shop’

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Former Highbury Vale police station, where Sainsbury’s wants a store

Former Highbury Vale police station, where Sainsbury’s wants a store

Published: 20 January, 2017

• NOT all residents are against the idea of a Sainsbury’s at the old Highbury police station site, myself being one of them.  

As a resident of the area all my life, I welcome a big chain where I can get all my shopping under one roof, reasonably priced. 

The so-called local shops are catering for richer people and forget about the older generation.  

Seasons and Blossoms, when it first opened, marketed itself as a cheap wholesaler of fruit and vegetables but has since changed to a retailer selling organic products which are more expensive and not to everyone’s taste.  

I cannot afford to shop in there and it’s the closest to my address. A two-pint container of milk in Sainsbury’s is £1; in Seasons and Blossoms it’s £2. 

When you are a pensioner every penny counts.  

I have spoken to a few older people in my road and they too welcome the proposed Sainsbury’s.

J O’FLAHERTY
Address supplied 

 

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