Forced out

SIR, — I was so sorry to hear that Joe, the Big Issue seller in St Peter s Street, St Albans, is to leave us in January because of the rise in rail fares making it uneconomical for him to travel to St Albans. He will be sorely missed. He has been the eyes

SIR, - I was so sorry to hear that Joe, the Big Issue seller in St Peter's Street, St Albans, is to leave us in January because of the rise in rail fares making it uneconomical for him to travel to St Albans.

He will be sorely missed. He has been the eyes and ears of the city. He knows who needs help and/or friendship and informs the relevant people.

St Albans will be the poorer without him.

EDNA M. HAMES,

Kings Road, St Albans.