Did it help shops?

SO, David Steadman, Adur town centre co-ordinator, says of the Lancing late-night Christmas shopping event that we need these nights for local businesses, to bring people into the town to improve trade – what a joke!

He brought in outside catering stalls, and put them opposite Lancing’s catering outlets, which seems to contradict what he was quoted in the Herald.

And it’s the same every year, and local residents wonder why so many shops are shutting.

I expect it was a successful night for the stall holders, but not for the local shops

Sean Pugsley

Penhill Road