Let’s be positive about the future

PUBLISHED: 13:36 16 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

IS it not time that we began to be more positive about Royston town centre. For years we seem to have had repeated messages of doom and gloom. Indeed, only the other week we had local councillors complaining that the town centre was dying on its feet . T

IS it not time that we began to be more positive about Royston town centre.

For years we seem to have had repeated messages of doom and gloom. Indeed, only the other week we had local councillors complaining that the town centre was "dying on its feet".

That does not seem to be the right attitude.

The problem appears to be that everyone has become a victim of depression.

Instead of looking to make improvements there is too much discussion about the wrongs of the town centre.

All right, we have to pay parking charges (not as much as places elsewhere) and we have charity shops and empty properties.

So do other town centres.

But it appears that all we do is complain and do nothing about the situation.

It needs someone with a vision to come up with ideas that will rejuvenate our town centre. It needs to create a positive look towards the future.

Times have changed from the old days, but that is not to say we cannot recrate a market town for today's living rather than living in the past.

We need to give the town centre serious thought - and involve as many residents as possible in planning for the future.

This would not just be to improve the town centre, but make it one which will believe that it is once more the life-blood of the community.

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