MP welcomes Hatfield supermarket's door change plan

A SUPERMARKET'S plan to replace revolving doors with new sliding ones has been welcomed by MP Grant Shapps. As reported earlier on www.whtimes24.co.uk earlier, Asda has submitted an application to build a new entrance lobby at its Hatfield store. It shoul

A SUPERMARKET'S plan to replace revolving doors with new sliding ones has been welcomed by MP Grant Shapps.

As reported earlier on www.whtimes24.co.uk earlier, Asda has submitted an application to build a new entrance lobby at its Hatfield store.

It should end controversy surrounding the revolving doors which, it is claimed, starves the troubled town centre of trade when shut due to technical faults.

Mr Shapps, a long-time campaigner on the issue, said he was impressed decisive action was being taken.


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He told the WHT: "I've had many people come to me and comment the town centre was losing out because of this problem.

"When the doors are closed, Asda's customers feel less inclined to go into the town centre before or after going to the supermarket.

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"Rather than walking the extra few hundred metres or so, they just got in their cars and left."

He added: "It might seem such a small thing, but Asda is an important part of the town centre and has a big role to play in it.

"I'm really glad they listened.

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