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