Letter - I’m ashamed to come from Wakefield

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JUST a quick letter to say how ashamed I am to tell anyone that I come from Wakefield.

On Tuesday I walked into Wakefield and I was disgusted too see how many shops are empty.

There must be at least five or six on every street. When is Wakefield Council going to sort out this matter by reducing rates for local shops so they can run a profitable business?

I am a former landlord who has shut due to high business rates - reduce rates now or Wakefield will fade away.

Clint Ward

Potovens Lane, Outwood