Letter: Shops heat the high street

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Shops heat the high street

Sir: I was amazed on New Year's Eve, when the outside temperature was -2C, to find shops with their doors deliberately kept open. When I asked about this in one shop, I was told to mind my own business, as they had orders from management to do this and they were quite warm, thank you.

They seemed quite oblivious of the fact that they were wasting large amounts of energy, especially from overhead heaters next to the doors. Considering that the national electricity supply is stretched to its limit in such weather, this seems sheer madness.


New Barnet