I am privileged to have the opportunity to present a petition on behalf of 710 residents of Woolmer Green in my constituency. The petition concerns the proposed closure of the local village shop because of the approval by the local authority, Welwyn and Hatfield council, of a planning application. The petitioners oppose it on the ground that it would deprive the vicinity of a vital amenity. That will bring undue hardship upon the people of Woolmer Green, especially the village's many senior citizens. The petition concludes:
Whereupon your petitioners pray that your honourable House will support the view of your petitioners, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.To lie upon the Table.