Revolving doors set to be replaced at Hatfield supermarket

A SUPERMARKET'S revolving doors could be replaced by new sliding ones. Asda has submitted plans for a replacement entrance lobby that should bring an end to the controversy that has surrounded the Hatfield store. Asda has previously been accused of starvi

A SUPERMARKET'S revolving doors could be replaced by new sliding ones.

Asda has submitted plans for a replacement entrance lobby that should bring an end to the controversy that has surrounded the Hatfield store.

Asda has previously been accused of starving the troubled town centre of vital trade because the side doors were continually being shut, mainly due to technical faults.

But store manager Peter Sweetser told the WHT: "I share the same frustrations as traders and customers - all I want to do is serve the customers.


You may also want to watch:


"There's so many reasons I'm delighted we are finally getting sliding doors. They are far more beneficial for all parties."

Mr Sweetser added parts for the revolving doors had to be shipped over from Germany so, in the event of a fault, they had to be closed for a considerable amount of time.

Most Read

But sliding doors could be manually kept open in the event of a breakdown.

For reaction to this story, click on the link below.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter