Just what's in store for us?
11:51am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Letters
SO most of our councillors think that Sainsbury’s will bring 300 jobs to Haverfordwest, maybe they’re right in the short term.
I have worked in retail for a number of years - what will happen is most jobs will be part-time and once Sainsbury’s sales level out they will lay staff off, as they will be on short term contracts.
Also others will lay staff off or not recruit when someone leaves, or have their hours cut, also the town centre will loose out.
Reading Mr Mark Edwards’ comments’ Sainsbury’ s will not improve the town centre as people will have three supermarkets in less than a mile radius of the town centre, not including Aldi and Lidl.
I wonder if Mark Edwards would be so enthusiastic if a new night club would open in Haverfordwest.
Mr R L John
I AND my friends have concerns over the Slade Lane development, firstly we already have four supermarkets in town. Also the area suffers from unemployment problems already, where are the 700(minimum number) of new jobs to come from?
Obviously the new development will cause some but not enough.
Our other thoughts regard the attempt by the Council to close the Riverside Market.
The business rate has already closed a lot of the High Street and Bridge Street, leaving us with empty shops and too many Charity Shops; if the Riverside Market goes also, why would anybody bother coming to Haverfordwest?
BETH OAKLEY By email
FOLLOWING your article in the Western Telegraph dated Wednesday October 2, I wish to register my full support for the Sainsbury project coming to Haverfordwest.
The new site will be close to the town centre and will hopefully bring much needed life into Haverfordwest.
RE: Sainsbury’s development WE are totally in agreement with this development - a chance really not to be missed.
MICHAEL AND SIAN BRIDGE By email