Drugs clinic ‘could force customers out of Workington'
Last updated at 21:18, Thursday, 09 August 2012
Controversial plans for a drug and alcohol clinic in Workington town centre have been recommended for approval, despite claims by shopkeepers that businesses will suffer.
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Why can it not be placed in quieter area where ALL shoppers do not have to endure it?
Say near the police station where they can be nicked easier if there is trouble.
In full public view is not a good advertisement for Workington, who will go shopping where drug addicts loiter?
If there is going to be drug use in the area anyway (which there is, and denial of it will not help in any way!) then providing a place that offers counselling as well as ensuring that addicts are able to take drugs safely if they're going to do it. Think about it - would you rather someone shoot up and leave their dirty needles behind a bus shelter, where kids could find them or step on them and risk cross infection, or would you rather there be a facility for the safe disposal of dirty needles and provision of clean needles which present a much lower risk of cross infection? This kind of initiative will serve only to help those that need it in the area.
craig travel must be 300yds up the road from this place how can that affect its trade?