Sir – Notwithstanding the high prices of beer in some of Witney’s pubs, we do not need Wetherspoon.

We do not need a pub which opens at 7am and sells alcohol from 9am — and who to, other than alcoholics?

We do not need another pub in the historic centre of Witney when there are already nine other drinking establishments within three minutes walking distance of this proposed pub. Least of all do we want a pub beer garden on Church Green, of all places.

I have no problems with Wetherspoon as a firm but their premises are suited to a city, not a small market town which already has more than enough drinking establishments.

No to Wetherspoon.

David Bond, Witney