I do hope the traders in Blatchington Road and George Street in Hove never complain about lack of customers.

There is nothing in the way of Christmas festivities to encourage us to shop in this dull, overpriced area. I thought Brighton had no Christmas spirit, Hove beats Brighton hands down.

The other trouble with Hove is there are too many cafes charging over-the-top prices.

I have yet to find a first-class cafe serving decent coffee. Worthing is the place to shop. It has a Christmas atmosphere, wonderful shops and cafes and restaurants which charge reasonable prices.

I could not live in Worthing but its shops and cafes, restaurants and bars are better than Hove.

-Steven Windsor, Hove