Dear Sir,
Sad to see Poundstretcher has gone making the total number of shops vacant in the town Centre – 20!
What is wrong – why can’t we keep shops and attract new ones?
Is it  high rent and rates? If so why don’t the landlords make some reductions – surely it is better to have some rent coming in rather than none!
Editor: We have requested an update on the Town Centre from the Manager who remains confident Aycliffe will become a successful shopping area when the refurbishment is complete.