SIR: The bad, bad idea to replace the vacant Next store in Winchester with a bar:-

A boozy bar in Winchester (i.e. The Cosy Club), would really ruin the atmosphere of the High Street, especially in the evening.

You would have all these drunken people piling out onto Winchester High Street, and making the area very rowdy and intimidating to other Winchester residents.

It's bad enough when the Guildhall in Winchester has its regular alcohol weekends, like cider weekends, beer weekends, gin weekends etc.!

I get the feeling that Winchester City Council just loves alcohol so much!

Come on, Winchester City Council, sober up and stop this new bar from opening up (and end these rowdy alcohol weekends).

This new bar will ruin Winchester High Street, and needs to be stopped.

Paul Hickey,

Parchment Street,