This poll is now closed.
I am sorry that Budgens is to close. I won’t miss the store but it will lead to the loss of around 30 jobs and that I regret. We are also expecting One Stop to close once redevelopment of 9 Tower Street is approved by planners. This is bad news for local jobs and bad news for local retail choice.
The end of Tower Street and the Galdeford corner is a significant retail site within our town. It is a place where many people do their daily shopping. We can only hope that another retailer replaces Budgens rather than the site lying vacant.
So, which retailer would you like to see in this store? Vote below.
Would you like to go high end – Waitrose or M&S Food? Perhaps you favour a discount retailer – a Lidl? Or somewhere in between – Sainsbury’s Local or Tesco Express?
Vote now on your choice.