Store defends decision not to host Santa’s grotto

THE decision not to host a Santa’s grotto this year at Mablethorpe Co-op store has been defended by the company.

This comes after reader Paula Mendham said she was ‘disgusted’ that there was no grotto for the youngsters in the store.

“I’m fuming,” said Paula. “The kids look forward to it each year and I’m disgusted there’s no grotto.”

A spokesman for the Co-operative Group said: “We are sorry if customers are disappointed by our decision not to host Santa’s grotto this year.

“Space in our stores is limited, and in the run up to Christmas all our store staff are very busy serving customers and ensuring our shelves are fully stocked.

“All our efforts this year are being chanelled into ensuring that we deliver great service to our customers over the Christmas and new year period,” added the spokesperson.