Nottingham is in the top ten again! Unfortunately for being the sixth town or city, worst hit by the recession. According to the Sun newspaper, Nottingham has 1254 empty shops or 23% of all shops.
To be honest this surprised me. The other nine towns or cities are a roll call of run down and grim places. Places like Grimsby, Blackpool and Sunderland. In the main, these are places that have been decimated by the closure of traditional industries or the decline of tourism. Nottingham really shouldn’t feature on this list at all.
So I wonder why Nottingham is doing so badly in relation to other cities and towns. Do we have too many retail premises? Or is the City Council’s anti car stance encouraging people to shop elsewhere?
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