REGARDING the recent front page of the Halesowen News I was shocked to see that proposals for yet another coffee/ bistro house in Halesowen. Are there not enough coffee shops there? Is there no imagination left anymore? Who wants to pay to park to meet for a coffee or does everyone have to use free bus passes thus attracting a certain age group.? Asda seems to house everyone's needs so shops may as well be turned into needy houses. Very sad to see a lovely small town turn into one large coffee and charity destination.

Dan Prowley