Shopping around may prove to be enjoyable

PUBLISHED: 11:58 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 May 2010

I HAVE recently moved into the area and have been following the recent postbag letters regarding the state of shopping in Royston with interest. I am no great fan of supermarkets and have been looking around for alternatives. Although it seems the town

I HAVE recently moved into the area and have been following the recent postbag letters regarding the state of shopping in Royston with interest.

I am no great fan of supermarkets and have been looking around for alternatives.

Although it seems the town has suffered by having a large Tesco it is possible to find good food and service locally without too much trouble.

Once a week we have a superb veg box (cheaper and much tastier than from a supermarket ) delivered from a local company and the well-stocked Bury Lane Farm Shop has helpful and knowledgeable staff.

We have also discovered the brilliant Cambridge Wine shop which, like Bury Lane, is close to Tesco for those with cars.

I appreciate that most of us lead very busy lives and try to make shopping trips as painless as possible, but unlike supermarkets some of these smaller establishments are actually a pleasure to visit.

I would urge your readers to try and spread the cost of their weekly shop around town. It might even be enjoyable.

CRISTIAN BARNETT

Heydon

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