Town can take advantage of trend

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

THERE have been enormous changes in the way people shop over the past 20 years. Out of town supermarket shopping has provided ample car parking and internet shopping is another threat to town centres. However, we are told that a trend is developing which,

THERE have been enormous changes in the way people shop over the past 20 years.

Out of town supermarket shopping has provided ample car parking and internet shopping is another threat to town centres.

However, we are told that a trend is developing which, perhaps, Royston may consider.

Many career women purchase mundane items over the internet, from the major outlets for home delivery.

Then they have time for "the shopping experience" - a trip to town to see what's available.

They require:

- easy parking, and preferably with no time limit, no charge and no wardens.

- pleasant surroundings

Royston, with its pretty High Street and attractive Priory Memorial Gardens is well placed to take advantage of this trend.

Changes are cyclical and you need to be ahead.

Look to the future, not the past and you will survive.

Let's be positive.

JA REYNOLDS (Mrs)

High Street

Buntingford

I'VE visited Royston and Saffron Walden in the past week.

Saffron Walden offers a thriving, shopping and market centre.

Royston has great little shops - and a railway station close by.

In Royston, traffic is kept out of the town centre while in Saffron Walden the High Street can get clogged up with traffic.

Royston is within easy reach of London and Cambridge by train.

I think the future for Royston looks good.

Dr TIMOTHY GROUT

Suez Road

Cambridge


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