"An unsightly eyesore that must be rectified" that is the view of Lewes's MP Norman Baker who is calling on Clinton Cards's administrators, Zolfo Cooper, to make the shop more presentable.
Clinton Cards was a mainstay of the high street for many years until the unfortunate demise of the chain early this year. The Lewes store closed shortly afterwards and is now in the possession of administrators. However, with unsightly boarding and graffiti the shop has become an eyesore and a blight of the popular shopping precinct.
Following a meeting with the Chief Executive of Lewes District Council, Jenny Rowlands, the council has agreed to swiftly sort out the graffiti, but the ongoing general appearance of the shop is a matter for the administrators and the local MP has contacted them to ask that they take immediate action to improve the shops appearance.
Norman says: "The demise of Clinton Cards is of course very sad, but the building is quite franking becoming an eyesore and I do not want it to bring down the quality of the shopping precinct. The administrators need to do something about this. Firstly they need to take down the unsightly boarding and then they need to consider how they can make the shop front more presentable. They could use the space, for instance, to display work by local artists.
"I was also very much concerned about the graffiti that has appeared on the shop and I am pleased that Lewes District Council has provided assurances that this will been dealt with swiftly. I am hopeful that the administrators will take a similarly responsible approach."
Contact Norman at:
23 East Street,
Tel: (01273) 480281.
Fax: (01273) 480287.