Are we really that surprised that shops are closing down on our high roads?
Our highs roads had mothballed long before Online Shopping. Even now as I pass-by such shops as Boots and Superdrugs,I sense their decaying shop front really does depresses the whole high road. Even allowing chain shops to take over every high roads without an independent shop insight, killing the whole spirit of shopping.
Of course high roads have never been about just shops. Our high road need to become rich with family entertainments, gardens, community arts and craft galleries, such places on the high road where people can enjoy themselves as well as shop.
The word is Regeneration urgently.