Councillors air concerns over Aldi bid progress

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I am writing to the editor today to express the concerns of both myself and Councillor Watson McAteer that the opportunity to facilitate the Aldi retail chain in
Hawick appears to be faltering.

We are strongly of the view that we urgently need to understand just what is required to pull all of these loose threads together before it is too late.

There is a real opportunity being presented to us to build some momentum in the regeneration of our town and unfortunately process seems to be hindering progress.

Commercial Road is an important thoroughfare and allowing it to stand in its current state for another generation is something that we, as ward councillors,could not possibly stand by and watch.

After all we owe it to everyone who is seeking our help to try our very best to make this work.

Councillor Stuart Marshall