Takeaways dominate Witham town centre in shop survey

There are nine empty premises in the town centre

There are nine empty premises in the town centre

First published in News by , Reporter

Witham town centre has more than three times as many takeaways and restaurants than clothes shops and more empty premises than places to buy fresh fruit, veg and meat.

These are the key findings of a survey carried out by the Times in the wake of concerns voiced by traders that a new open air market could kill off businesses.

There are 24 eateries in the area, with most of them falling into the takeaway category.

Just seven of the 131 units accounted for sold new clothes and shoes which is equal to the amount of charity shops in the area.

See this week's Times for the full story.

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10:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Bhudeeka says...

We know!!! Lower your rents so other people like shoe shops and diy cam open up sick of all the eateries betting shops and empty shops!!
We know!!! Lower your rents so other people like shoe shops and diy cam open up sick of all the eateries betting shops and empty shops!! Bhudeeka
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12:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Justwannasay says...

Blimey Bhudeeka never agreed with you before but you are bang on there.
Blimey Bhudeeka never agreed with you before but you are bang on there. Justwannasay
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12:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

sKorch says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
We know!!! Lower your rents so other people like shoe shops and diy cam open up sick of all the eateries betting shops and empty shops!!
That will never happen.

Business rates levels and Council Tax are all set by the Valuation Office which is a Government Department.
Theses rates are standard throghout the land.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: We know!!! Lower your rents so other people like shoe shops and diy cam open up sick of all the eateries betting shops and empty shops!![/p][/quote]That will never happen. Business rates levels and Council Tax are all set by the Valuation Office which is a Government Department. Theses rates are standard throghout the land. sKorch
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3:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Fart attack says...

Did it really need a survey to work this out, oh well you if cant get a pair of trainers in the Town you can always get fat on a greasy kebab
Did it really need a survey to work this out, oh well you if cant get a pair of trainers in the Town you can always get fat on a greasy kebab Fart attack
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