YP Letters: Generation gap as shopping becomes a struggle

From: Mrs J Wolfe, Scaife Garth, Pocklington, York.

Are out-of-town shopping malls like the White Rose Centre in Leeds good for the retail industry?

I NEVER thought I would 
agree with your correspondent Shaun Kavanagh (The 
Yorkshire Post, January 15) regarding the benefits of out 
of town retail parking, but I 

When I was younger, I loved to browse and shop in the high street.

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Now that old age and arthritis have caught up with me, I find it hard work.

Many pavements are uneven and slope, and also have deep steps and heavy doors, whereas shopping malls have smooth floors, leading into the shops and no steps or doors.

There are also plenty of seats if one needs to sit and watch the world go by!

It is a very sad state of affairs and I don’t know if there is an answer, but I do think it is up 
to the younger generation to 
keep the high street shops 
going instead of staying in their homes and shopping so much online.

From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.

HOW many people who complain about increasing congestion on our roads are those whose online shopping 
has helped to give cause to a proliferation of delivery 
vehicles adding to the daily congestion in towns like mine? Just saying...