In principle the more retail and other facilities that can be provided in the village so much the better! But not at the expense of aggrevating an existing parking nightmare: would not the former Horberry & Baker building behind the Loco have been a better choice for a new Chemists Shop and maybe enhanced medical services too? Expansion of facilities of whatever nature should always be conditional upon the provision of appropriate off-street parking!
And now the dispensary in the Surgery has been closed and it has been taken over by Weldricks.
I find the service there to be a generally poor and unconcerned. The pills I used to get had the weekday on them - now they do not, and they change size and style as well. Not a change for the good in my opinion.