Hastings has a long tradition of cut price bargain bin stores. From fake china plates with images of the Pope on them, to fold away washing baskets that only last a few days. But we could have umbrellas that only cost a pound and last longer than Autumn. We could even buy nicotine replacement gums for a pound that would surely save lifes. We could have all this and more if Priory Meadow Manager, Mr John Hough allowed Poundland in his tenant mix strategy. Mothercare is closing and Poundland want their unit but Mr Hough is resisting. Perhaps he doesnt think Poundland is a good enough image for his shopping centre It\'s not like Priory Meadow isnt already furnished with cut price stores. There\'s QS, Savers and The Officers Club, so surely Poundland would fit in quite nicely. Why should we, as Hastings residents be expected to travel to Eastbourne to spend money in the nearest Poundland store And it\'s not as if we just go to Eastbourne for Poundland - while we\'re there we\'re more than likely to spend more money in other stores. Wouldn\'t it make more economical sense to keep all this spending in Priory Meadow So I ask you - resident/visitor of Hastings to sign this petition, in the hope that Mr John Hough will insist and not resist Poundland coming to play at Priory Meadow.