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Not surprised that plan to build Sainsbury's in Greasby was approved
1:42pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Letters
I AM angry about the approval for the Sainsbury’s development in Greasby, but not in the least surprised.
As a pensioner in the community I have long ago realised that we no longer live in a democracy.
It’s all about large companies increasing market share and realistically this is at the expense of small companies losing theirs.
I love Greasby as it is now – it has a village feel – and please tell me what amenities are not already available?
We are told it will create jobs but I question at what cost to other businesses and their employees.
Politicians tell us it is important to vote, both nationally and locally. Is it any wonder that many of us are cynical about our ability to influence anything in today’s society?
Even on a local basis we see councillors or MPs beaming at us from photographs in the local press or leaflets because they have allegedly influenced something such as getting a few potholes filled in.
The same councillors and MPs that now stare out at us saying “they” feel let down!
As a member of the community I feel let down by them, and feel very sorry for the smaller business owners and their staff in the village.
The very least we can do now is to continue to favour the existing shops with our custom.
Rod Collyer, Greasby.