Dear Sir,
As a very concerned retailer in the Town Centre I was amazed to hear the landlords had entered Newton Aycliffe in a competition for the best developed shopping centre.
Myself and other shopkeepers have grave doubts on the mental attitude of the owners when they can enter such a contest and at the same time have such a bad track record of shop closures.
If the town centre is so attractive why do we have 16 empty shops and why did we get rid of our Tuesday market which increased the footfall?
Could they not also have foreseen the delay in demolishing Churchill House and stopped the premature closure of the Beveridge Way shops?
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