I am not the least bit surprised that I am among many who think the proposed food hall in Boscombe is not only a waste of money, but also an affront to the many local people who are struggling to feed themselves the basics and the many homeless who cannot afford to eat at all.

This money would be better spent on turning the spaces above the arcade into liveable accommodation as promised several years ago and backing We Are Humans who feed the homeless and have a base within spitting distance of the arcade.

I assume as BCP Council is now on the brink of bankruptcy this ridiculous plan is on permanent hold along with the millions they were going to waste on tarting up Bournemouth pier.

Joanna Wright