January 6, 2011
residents 'appalled' at gambling
in Highbridge have this week expressed their concern at proposals
to convert this town centre tattoo shop into an amusement arcade.
Highbridge Residents Association says it is "appalled"
at plans by a local businessman to convert Highbridge Ink in Market
Street into a fruit machine and gaming arcade.
group's Vice Chairman, Tina Gray, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are very strongly opposed to these plans. An arcade here would
be a drastic mistake for Highbridge."
want to see new businesses opening in the town, but Market Street
does not need this kind of shop. It would create a whole range
encourage gambling in a town that's already classed as a deprived
area would only add to the problems we have."
arcade here would also lead to groups of young people congregating
outside, causing a nuisance to nearby residents."
are appalled at these plans and have already been in contact with
Sedgemoor District Council to lodge an objection."
have until February 4th to submit their feedback to the council
regarding the application, which is for a change of business use
for the shop at 2 Market Street.