Does public want store?

Democracy fails again. Once again Jedburgh has been let down by Scottish Borders Council. A supermarket has been denied the opportunity to build a store in Jedburgh.

Has Scottish Borders Council consulted the public?

I think not– rather, like the consultation they used in the cottage hospital closure, quite understandable as we only have two councillors, in any vote.

It has been suggested that Jedburgh businesses lose hundreds of thousands of pounds annually by people going to Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels to do their shopping.

Come on you councillors, speak up for Jethart. We are sick of being second class citizens.

Let us have a supermarket and some competition for the Co-op.

Ian H Weir