Mary Portas for Southwold?

Will Southwold win the Mary Portas bid, to safeguard its independent high street?

Will Southwold win the Mary Portas bid, to safeguard its independent high street? Photo from Eastern Daily Press Online

Will we have Mary Portas along to tell Southwold how to organise the High Street? – we will if the Chamber of Commerce have their way. It may be too late however, as even in the last 12 months, we have had two ubiquitous high street names, Tesco and WH Smith move into the town. It would be a tragedy if we end up like any other town high street, there is already a strong rumour that Costa Coffee will be moving in, but why on earth would we need yet another place to buy a cup of coffee? As for all the recent designer clothing shops… If only we could keep Southwold the way it used to be.

I wonder how many years people have been saying that?

More about Southwold’s bid in the Eastern Daily Press.