Letter: New Milton KFC – litter comes from posh shops too
SIR – Further to recent letters complaining about the fact that KFC is opening in New Milton (A&T, 6th August) and the usual worries about rubbish, fast food, obesity and ‘lowering the tone’, has it not occurred to anyone that the Marks & Spencer store, which is believed to be opening further down Station Road, will sell sandwiches, buckets of cooked chicken, etc, which can also be thrown around the place?
M&S also sells food which is often calorie-laden and full of sugar and fat. Whilst I am not a particular fan of KFC and would have preferred a Café Rouge or a Bella Italia, it is at least something that will occupy one of the disused shops that are such an eyesore in our pretty town.
Let us also not forget that this may also encourage other major chains into the town.
And the rubbish? I have no doubt that KFC will provide bins and there are plenty around town.
However, unless local residents, both young and old, use said bins there will always be a problem whether the rubbish is from a takeaway or a ‘posh’ shop!