I’m really disappointed that Marks and Spencer has announced its closing its store at the Freeport Outlet Village in Fleetwood. Once again we’re losing a big name which will affect foot fall to the town. I’ve written to M+S and if you’d like to see a copy of that letter please have a look on my Facebook page:
One of the reasons they’ve given for closing the store is people’s changing shopping habits – with more of us choosing to shop online. If we want to maintain a busy, vibrant town centre supporting jobs and small businesses then we need to all commit ourselves to shopping locally where we can. In the meantime I’m meeting with local councillors on Friday to discuss the measures we can take to support our town centre retailers and attract new businesses to the area.