LET’S be fair, our town is in the ‘doldrums’ - but we have to take a small part of the blame.

Businesses cannot compete with online shopping but also it seems to me that people would rather pull their own town to pieces than support or, God forbid, encourage new ventures and ideas.

New ideas are slated and sneered at.

If St Helens’ own people can’t look ahead to a better time for our town, how do we expect outside influences or businesses to ‘risk’ opening?

Morale is low here, let’s stop whinging!

Viv, via Facebook