Fighting for fuel

PUBLISHED: 17:11 24 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:06 31 May 2010

YOUR front page story last week asked for views on the closure of petrol stations. I think everyone will find it deeply difficult to lose not just the Debden Road facility, but also and probably more importantly the one in Newport. Even though petrol is

YOUR front page story last week asked for views on the closure of petrol stations.

I think everyone will find it deeply difficult to lose not just the Debden Road facility, but also and probably more importantly the one in Newport.

Even though petrol is cheaper at Tesco I use Tony Knight's station in Newport as I want to support it.

It is very serious for villages like Clavering as it means a 15-mile round trip to buy petrol at Saffron Walden or Stansted - our petrol station in Clavering also closed and the loss of all these facilities is anti-environment as it forces us to use more petrol going to fetch it!

If everyone in the villages got their petrol at Newport we could keep it open - I suggest Newport residents declare its importance and fight to keep it.

The garage owners blame Tesco supermarket, which does seem bent on taking over everything.

They are also increasingly selling household goods instead of food. Some things may seem cheaper there, but we are all the losers when it drives other places out of business.

Jacqueline Cooper

Pelham Road

Clavering

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