AS a boy, I played a game called "Simon Says". What Simon said, we did. If Simon said "Jump", we jumped!

Bury Council are playing the same game with town centre developers. The developers said move the market so the council agreed. Fortunately, opposition stopped that.

Now the developers say "move Minden Medical Centre", and Bury Council agrees to move it or tries to.

Why? Minden is convenient for all its 18,000 patients. Perhaps that is not as many as use the market, but it is still a lot of people.

May I point out that Minden attracts more people to that area of town than any other single business is likely to, all of whom would be potential customers for any new shopping development.

Why move away so many ready-made customers?


Bury Road, Radcliffe,

(40-plus years a patient).