Thursday, 18 September 2008

An Unsafe Bet

With the economic doom and gloom continuing, I fear more retail failures in Worcester Park in the months to come. The most recent casualty is 'Loving Thoughts' (the card shop next to Clarks) which has shut up shop due to lack of trade.

The good news is that we won't be faced with yet another empty retail unit on Central Road. The bad news is that a betting shop will be moving in to its place - not quite what Central Road has been crying out for, but arguably better than yet another charity shop.

Of course the future of Worcester Park's retailers is very much in your hands. As the clouds of economic uncertainty gather, there's no better time to show your support for local traders.