AS one of Pete Swallow’s (M&S head of region) loyal customers can I point out that the food halls at Stockton Heath, Hale, Altrincham are about as much good to me as a UK Parliament coming to a decisive and quick decision on Brexit, absolutely useless.

My visits to M&S Northwich will, if the store is closed, be replaced by visiting either Waitrose or Sainsbury’s for comparative items.

But can I also remind him of the wider picture some years ago I signed up to an M&S credit card.

I believe a typical average annual spend on credit cards is about £25,000. I am sure there are at least 1,000 M&S credit card holders who would consider the Northwich branch as being their home branch.

As I use the Northwich Branch of M&S on a regular basis I am not sure I can visit the store and purchase more than I am doing but if they do close the branch I can say my M&S purchases will not default to other in house branches.

My action will be to apply and hopefully obtain a John Lewis/ Waitrose credit card and start using it for all my current credit card purchases.

Can I say in summary we arrived in the Northwich area in 1989 and have used the M&S store probably every week on average since then and perhaps even two or three times a week and have always found the staff most helpful.

Andrew Rossiter Northwich