AS the debate in parliament rages on, we asked Bridlington shoppers what they thought of proposed plans to cap the number of charity shops on the high street.
Laura and Rachel Atkinson, 23 and 21 from Bridlington, think it would be wrong to limit the number of charity shops in the town centre.
“Other shops are just too overpriced that’s the problem, and its good to give something back to charity. I can see how it might be a little unfair but at the end of the day its charity and all in a good cause.”
Alan Catch, 61, and wife Susan, 60, believe a cap on charity shops might be the best way forward.
“They’re taking over and I would like to see a cap. I suppose it depends on whether you like charity shops or not but they should be limited because there’s more and more of them.”
Jean Newton, 64 from Viking Road, thinks charity shops are good for business in Bridlington.
“I’m quite happy with them really, they are well priced and I think they actually bring people into the town centre.”
Paul Ratcliffe, 43 from Batley, believes the rules on charity shops should not be changed.
“I don’t think the number should be capped, a lot of shops have closed down and its better to have someone in them than no-one.”
Jean Gray from Bridlington thinks the issue is not clear cut.
“There’s many charity shops in Bridlington and a lot of people do use them, but I’ve also heard that some shops are struggling to compete.”