Steph Plant: “Oh yes definitely. I am all for the small independent traders in town but an Argos would be fabulous.”
Helen Jackson: “About time. Was only saying this at Christmas.”
Joan Ferguson: “Yes. Bring it on. It’s about time we started to get other shops other than charity shops and cafes.”
Helen Weaver: “Far enough away not to affect the tourists but close enough for locals to get the full benefit of a big store and all that that entails.”
Steph King: “About time we had a shop that actually sells things you need. Tired of going to Scarborough every time you need a little something because believe it or not, local shops don’t sell a great array of items.
Colin Winspear: “I love Whitby but don’t want to live in a museum. We can keep the old town as it is, there’s no reason we can’t have a little retail outlet area on the outskirts of town.
“If these chains want to come to Whitby there must be something here for them. They’re in business to make money, so they’re not going to set up in a town that’s got nothing going for it.”