'You only need to look at the miserable faces'

PUBLISHED: 15:52 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:16 26 October 2009

Charlotte Grove: It just gets worse every year

Charlotte Grove: It just gets worse every year

DISGRUNTLED punters expressed their unhappiness with the postponement of plans to revamp their town centre. Hatfield shoppers told the WHT that although the decision did not come as a surprise, they feared the place would fade into a ghost town. Max Greeg

Steve Smith: It's always going to be a dump

DISGRUNTLED punters expressed their unhappiness with the postponement of plans to revamp their town centre.

Hatfield shoppers told the WHT that although the decision did not come as a surprise, they feared the place would fade into a ghost town.

Max Greegs, 58, said Hatfield was in danger of turning into a "one shop town".

He said: "This has been rumbling on for years and it's really disappointing to hear this news.

"People only come here to go to Asda now because the whole place is falling apart.

"It's definite favouritism on behalf of the council towards WGC."

Fellow Hatfield shopper Naomi Skippon, 39, agreed that the council needed to do more for the town centre.

"It is such a big let down," she said.

"Just look at the shops around here, they're terrible and WGC is now so much nicer than here.

"You only need to look at all the miserable faces in the town centre."

And 31-year-old Charlotte Grove added: "It just gets worse every year and the development gave us hope but now there are hardly any shops worth going to."

Steve Smith, 21 said the redevelopment would not make any difference to the clientele in the town centre.

"A new town centre would not matter as it's always going to be a dump.

"A new shopping place would not change the people here.


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