What an advert
I AGREE with Mrs Main-Whitehouse, a holiday maker, vowing not to return to Weston after her six-year-old grandson picked up a needle on the beach, near the Marine Lake. What an advert for Weston, a tourist town. The landladies of Locking Road fought long
I AGREE with Mrs Main-Whitehouse, a holiday maker, vowing not to return to Weston after her six-year-old grandson picked up a needle on the beach, near the Marine Lake.
What an advert for Weston, a tourist town.
The landladies of Locking Road fought long and hard for 10 years to stop this downward trend.
It is commonsense - you don't place rehabilitation premises next door to a guest house. Whose bright idea was this? It is enough to put tourists off.
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You also don't overflow a town with drug addicts and alcoholics from other towns. You are asking for trouble.
You don't use premises for counselling unless you are responsible enough to monitor it inside and outside.
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You don't leave the problems for the next door neighbour to sort out or the public. This is not only unfair it's a thoughtless and an uncaring attitude.
The truth is you only have to read the Mercury and listen to the news to note we are all being affected.
For too long we have buried our heads in the sand, hoping the problems would go away or not affect us personally.
We have created a Weston where the tourist trade is dying because we have not used common sense. We have encouraged more addicts to the town at the expense, safety and wellbeing of local people.
The burden it places on local businesses is not only thoughtless and unfair, it's irresponsible.
Addicts should be sent back to their home towns to receive the care and attention they need. Expecting one town to cope with this problem is unfair and unworkable and places us all in a very dangerous situation.