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.