MADAM - We have lived in Redditch for 43 years.

Our once lovely town was a pleasure to walk round, you only have to look at the picture in the paper to see its a slum area.

Church Green should be nice little shops not estate agents.

The other major thing is the area around our train station -what must visitors think when they see the derelict state of buildings?

I would feel like getting straight back on the train.

The old Evesham Road was great to walk up with all the individual shops. Please do something soon to put the magic back in to Redditch.

Lin Sadler