In response to Mr Jim Aveyard (Postbag, August 20).
I don’t think McDonald’s open 24 hours, seven days a week but the One Stop on Syke Road opens 6am to 11pm seven days a week. Sometimes the traffic can’t get up or down the road for the large lorries delivering, sometimes two or three at a time. The store, which is opposite my home, has a bright sign which is lit until late at night. The Indian is also open until late. As for not opening when the children are coming home from school - the fish shop has changed its opening hours to noon-6pm and has placed tables and chairs outside to sit on. I don’t think any of the takeaways use local suppliers and minimum wage is better than no wage at all. It might help to reduce the amount of youngsters hanging about outside the shop if they had a job to go to. The said takeaways are also all on main roads and at traffic lights. Both these locations could benefit from a study by the local council to improve waste collection facilities. Litter bins placed at regular intervals could reduce rubbish thrown in the streets. I am trying to say that we all have to put up with some inconvenience in our lives and fast food places are what a lot of people want these days. Nobody wants them on their doorstep but unfortunately they have to be built somewhere. Why not let them get on with it .
Syke Road, Tingley