PUBLISHED: 11:30 24 July 2019 Katy Sandalls Which store will be joining Aldeburgh's High Street? Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant A well-known brand have announced an opening date for their new store in Aldeburgh. Upmarket clothing shop Seasalt Cornwall is currently fitting out its new store in Aldeburgh's high street and has now revealed when it will be opening its doors for the first time. Seasalt already has stores in neighbouring Southwold as well as in Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds.A special opening event for the new Aldeburgh branch will be held at the store on Saturday, August 10 from 9.30am until 5.30pm.The company confirmed on Facebook that celebrations at the new shop would include sea shanty singing as well as live fashion illustration as well as offers. Sally Ogden from Aldeburgh Business Association said: "The last thing we want is a boarded up building. "It's such a prime spot, so it's very exciting. You may also want to watch: "I hope … [Read more...] about Which shop is joining Aldeburgh’s high street?
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0 Have your say Less than one in ten shops in Scotland are lying empty, while the number of shoppers on Scottish high streets rose in April, bucking the UK trend, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said footfall rose 0.7 per cent last month, while the number of vacant shops dropped to 9.8 per cent in April, down from 12 per cent in January and below the British average.However, experts said the fact that Easter fell in April this year and March last year could have affected footfall, while the full effects of store closure programmes such as that planned at struggling department store chain Debenhams could affect future vacancy rates.A recent report from the Local Data Company also revealed that more retail outlets are being repurposed to become offices, homes and leisure businesses, taking them off the vacancy lists.David Lonsdale, director of the SRC, said: "This is a more favourable set of results. The resumption of growth in … [Read more...] about Higher footfall and fewer vacancies on Scotland’s high streets.
PUBLISHED: 15:41 02 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:41 02 May 2019 Norfolk Cottages staff at the firm's new branch in Holt's High Street, from left, Matt Frost, Rhiannon Meredith Davies, Eve Gilmour and Sam Thomas. Picture: NORFOLK COTTAGES Archant A holiday lettings firm has become the newest addition to Holt’s High Street, having opened a branch in a former menswear store. Norfolk Cottages has opened up next to Arnold Keys in the shop that was Decorum Menswear before it closed on New Year's Eve. You may also want to watch: Matt Frost, general manager of the lettings firm, which has been based in Holt's Old Crab Shop since 2007, said: “Holt has been our home for the past twelve years and serves as a fantastic, easily accessible location for holiday home owners and holiday makers alike to visit us.“Whilst we're sad to be leaving our former premises after such a long time, we hope that our larger, more visible retail space in a prime location will create a better … [Read more...] about Introducing the latest addition to Holt’s High Street
0 Have your say I read with interest the article ‘Traders’ anger at missing out on slice of £50m’ in The News on Monday, April 8 and the MP for Portsmouth North’s frustrations about the city council’s lack of action on our city’s struggling high streets. It’s clear the government can do more, and our council can do better. Portsmouth South’s MP Stephen Morgan has been taking action on bringing our high streets back from the brink raising concerns in the House of Commons, lobbying the prime minister directly, running a campaign to encourage everyone to support local by buying from small business, and calling on the council leader to finally take action.At February’s Full Council Meeting, the important budget meeting, Labour councillors put forward a positive plan backed with a dedicated budget to rebuild high streets across all of Portsmouth setting aside £1.5m to help all shopping. Sadly, the Lib … [Read more...] about We need to bring Portsmouth’s high streets back from the brink
Business rates relief schemes, city centre events and retail training support for independents are some of the schemes set to help keep Chichester’s high street ‘economically buoyant’. In response to concerns regarding recent shop closures, Chichester District Council has said it is working to facilitate events to boost activity and footfall across the area and is supporting retailers with a retail training programme.It followed confirmation this week that an independent art shop would be closing down later this year due to ‘unaffordable’ business rates and rents.READ: Expensive rent and business rates blamed as Chichester art shop confirms it is set to closeFrom April 2019, the government is also introducing a business rates retail discount scheme for occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less that £51,000 in a bid to support high streets.Chichester District Council said that an estimated 500 businesses in the district will qualify for … [Read more...] about ‘We are working to keep Chichester’s high street buoyant’ – district council responds to retail concerns