Last week as I walked past yet another fast food outlet, I was disgusted by the bones that had been discarded on the floor right outside the shop. It got me thinking how many food shops there are in the London. From my house in a five-minute walk I actually pass seven fast food outlet, that’s not including the cafe’s. I decided to carry on walking in to my local shopping Center and count how many more I would pass, I got to approximately 28 not including cafe’s and restaurants.
This is a phenomenon that is spreading over the whole of London.
when I was a child you went home for your tea, now children leave school and go straight to the nearest fried chicken shops, is that their dinner? Are parents not cooking dinner anymore? It was a special treat for me to eat a takeaway meal, but now you go on buses and trains and people are stuffing themselves with this food with no thought for anybody about the unpleasant smell. I remember a friend of mine who lives in Sidcup saying to me when he drives through Catford or Lewisham and the surrounding areas on his way into town, he noticed how many fast food shops there are I was embarrassed, yet they seem to be wanted because if you go past any Kentucky Fried Chicken shop (I hate to call them restaurants) they are always very busy.
Why are so many food shops allowed to open in predominantly poorer areas, can’t we tempt any decent shops into these area. The Government have set in place all these measures to get people to eat properly and exercise yet local councils are allowing these food shops to flood our areas. Come on let’s have a fresh look at what else we can have after all there are many people just like me who would like to see our areas brought up, not swimming in a flood of bones and chicken boxes