High Street is do­ing well

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Town Centre Changes -

Cllr Gra­ham Galpin, ABC port­fo­lio holder for cor­po­rate prop­erty, said: “The unit at 1-3 High Street has been empty for some time and so the fact it will be filled by Kaspa’s, a pop­u­lar dessert chain, is very pleas­ing.

“Poundland were equiv­o­cal in a re­cent con­ver­sa­tion with ABC re­gard­ing their plans, but they con­firmed their com­mit­ment to Ash­ford.

“Re­tail­ers will come and go, this is na­ture of the na­tional re­tail and leisure econ­omy. It also con­firms that in Ash­ford, the town cen­tre is per­form­ing well, with our va­cancy rate the low­est it has ever been, and below the na­tional av­er­age.

“The sug­ges­tion that Poundland ex­pect to ser­vice Ash­ford res­i­dents from much larger premises is an­other ex­am­ple of how strong our High Street is.”

Cllr Gra­ham Galpin

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