‘The coun­cil need To WorK on ThiS, or The ToWn Will be dead’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

Dawn Luck, who owns El­e­gance Lin­gerie, also in the High Street, also thinks the coun­cil should do more to help small busi­ness own­ers.

She fell be­hind with pay­ments last year and feared bailiffs would be sent to her shop.

She is now pay­ing around £1,000 a month, which in­cludes her £660 busi­ness rates plus her re-pay­ments from last year. This is on top of her rent and other bills.

She said: “I know I have a good busi­ness here.

“I pro­vide a good ser­vice and we have good feed­back from cus­tomers.

“But small busi­nesses in Ash­ford are strug­gling with the high rates. I’m hang­ing on by the skin of my teeth, I barely make any wage. “But I want to keep go­ing. “The coun­cil need to work on this, or the town will be dead. We want Ash­ford to sur­vive.”

Dawn Luck, from El­e­gance Lin­gerie, feels coun­cil should do more to help small busi­ness

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