Who would you like to see in Peach Place once the works are complete?
Last week, we revealed that the first let for Peach Place has been approved, but Wokingham Borough Council can’t say who it is yet due to commercial confidentiality. On our Facebook page we asked what shops you’d like to see come in to the borough. Here are a selection of your replies:
NO MORE charity shops, Beauty salons, nail bars, coffee shops, bars or restaurants…
Could we actually have some proper shops … let’s try for some independent traders that can offer variety and a reason to go into town to mooch about and let’s make it whole family friendly! I often used wander into town when walking my pooch and there are some lovely retailers that always make him welcome while I browse so more like that would be lovely Natasha Nichols
Oh please let it be The White Company! They work well in old market towns and since Bracknell is
full of your typical H&Ms, Next, etc let Wokingham have some boutique and independent retailers.
It’s a shame Cara has closed down. Is that because of roadworks driving business away? Or at least may be the cherry on the top of ruining a struggling business. Emma Lovenberry
Independent shops, maybe a deli or bakery? I doubt the independents can afford to compete with the soulless chains that fill every homogeneous town centre. Juliet Sherratt I’d like to see no traffic in the centre. Wokingham would be lovely if it was pedestrianised and I’m sure it would encourage more retailers and obviously more shoppers. Joy Luck
What the town needs and what the town gets is two different things!... oh look another coffee shop, estate agents and charity shop, it’s a joke even asking this question!!! Jo Robinson
This town needs decent clothes shops (Hobbs, Reiss, Mint Velvet etc) and nice independents that will give the town its character and make and shape the town for what it is....Putting sweatshops and poor quality products in this town won’t. Juliette Bluhm
Dear Director of Corporate Services.... we are now in your hands.... Leave the ‘every high street has one’ chains for The Lexicon and let’s encourage boutiques & independents to sign and make this town unique again! Please!!!! TC Matkin Gibbs
A great cheese shop/deli, Whole Foods, independent bakers, White Stuff, home interiors/gifts. But let’s not lose any more of the shops we already have. WBC could have been more generous with free parking!! Sheila Pick
The council need to stop charging high rents and make the car parks cheaper if they want independent retailers to survive. Ruth Webb
A decent clothes shop for babies through to adults, the works would also be a good shop to have too. Vicky Flowers
Individual businesses. No national chains. Something different to the “BOG” standard town centre! Tommy West
Oliver Bonas, Huttons, Lakeland, Bravissimo/Pepperberry, Space NK, Joules Emma Peek McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken. John Weblin Champagne + Fromage ... they have a few in London/Brixton/Greenwich Daniel Storms My son would absolutely love a JD sports. Mine would be a Next. Sarah Potts Wokingham should have a Primark Sulie Moore