One in five

7 Mar

Oh he’s not going to go on about empty shops again, is he?  Well yeah, he is. In 2015 21% of Hull town shops were vacant, a rise from the previous year of 0.5%. And this is before the Council started their excavations and closures and so on. Now nationally the number of vacancies fell to a rate of 11.5% in town centres. So you’d think there’d be some real concern instead we hear nothing but complacent platitudes from those the council and whoever chose to put forth as spokespeople … here’s one that stuck in my craw: “We’re building a world class city centre for 2017!” Well hmmph won’t be any shops left by then, matey.

Yes even Heaven has closed its doors ….


2 Responses to “One in five”

  1. William Kendall March 7, 2016 at 3:13 am #

    And it can be more problematic with the kind of shop staying open.

  2. Gunn March 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    I am not a politician, but seriously what do people do in a situation like this?

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