LETTER: Harsh comments

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I have never written to a newspaper in my life but as a resident of Shoreham for nearly 50 years, I am really cross with Mr Mishon’s comments, enough to compel me to put finger to keyboard.

Having only lived here for nine years, Mr Mishon hasn’t been a Shorehamer long enough to remember the wonderful “King’s Head”, along with the remains of the original Shoreham Gas Works which, although being listed, were swept away to accommodate the Ropetackle/Basepoint building – at the end of the High Street.

Before this, the journey along the High Street, travelling west, used to have a fabulous vista of the river and the downs.

The “Make a Difference” charity shop is run, primarily, by staff who are disadvantaged.

Although helped, they sort the donations, price them up, deal with the customers and produce the brilliant window displays.

It may not be a fancy musical gala in a first class venue in London, but the members of staff are working hard to help not only themselves but others.

I think his comments are harsh and very unfair.

Quite frankly, I think Mr Mishon’s friends’ observations are insignificant, seeing as my brother has visited New Jersey.

He tells me there are areas where there are gigantic, ugly advertising boards that would neither be tolerated or allowed in the UK.

On another note, The Wild Life Festival was a great success, in my mind.

The anticipated traffic chaos never materialized, and it brought Shoreham some recognition and plenty of business.

There were about 15 arrests, less than a Saturday night in West Street.

There was ample warning about it coming and the genre of the music being played – enough time to organise the weekend away visiting friends, family or somewhere else.

It was 2 days out of 365.

Were none of the complainers ever young?

Caroline Scragg

Kingston Close

Shoreham

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