WE’RE ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES AND MOOD IS GOOD
Cllr Graham Galpin, ABC portfolio holder for corporate property said: “It is disappointing when a business announces it is closing, however over time it’s natural that businesses come and go. “The council worked hard to support Elegance Lingerie and gave them a wealth of business support to help them thrive in our high street. We offered business support through our mentoring scheme called Minding Your Own Business, we promoted them via LoveAshford.com and social media, and we arranged for a reduced rate payment plan to be put in place.
“We continue to attract new businesses and of course recently posted the best vacancy rate since records began. The mood in the town is generally good and there is a genuinely exciting feel in the high street with both multiple stores and independent retailers trading well.”