IN the Orange Central shopping complex there was a back-to-back seat not far from the entry-exit to Summer Street.
This seat was much used by shoppers, especially those not so young anymore to sit and “take a load off”. To those loaded up with purchases and needing to wait for whatever reason it was a godsend.
Now, however, it would seem that the commercial imperative has taken precedence; a business has taken up the space and we the shopping public are told that the seat won’t be coming back because of lack of space.
We are sure that if goodwill were to prevail from the centre management a space could be found.
There is a single four-adult-size seat in from the doors leading to and from the car park but it has been very cold this winter at that particular point.
We the careworn shopping public hope that centre management will reconsider and utilise the space between the sushi bar and the ATM to fit the seat.
The provision of a seat might seem trivial to the young but we are here to tell them that there is a world of difference between them and those over 70 and older, a lot of whom cannot stand for long periods, especially while waiting for public transport or a relative.
We think that it is not a lot to ask.
Bruce C Martin,