Lancaster shopping centre seating removed

Seating for Rastelli's in Marketgate.
Seating for Rastelli's in Marketgate.

AN area of seating in the centre of a Lancaster shopping centre has been removed to make way for a cafe.

Shoppers can no longer rest on benches outside New Look in Marketgate, since a fenced-off seating area for the nearby Rastelli’s cafe was installed last week.

Pensioner Eric Beniston and his disabled wife Margaret were shocked to discover the seats had gone when they visited the centre last week.

“Having done a bit of shopping we would usually walk to the centre of Marketgate,” Brookhouse resident Mr Beniston, 77, said.

See the Lancaster Guardian (24-11-11) for full story.