The independents: the heroes of any retail townscape

Independent retail ploughs on as the national corporates drop towns like autumn leaves, leaving gaps as the profitability is not as high as they are used to. The independents with their bespoke, more creative signage have always been the real character of the townscape … facing an unequal battle against charity shops (six in one small area of Eastborough) and the nationals, as bolder, braver self-employed souls are happy just to make some profit … email with your views … and have council parking strategies over the years caused more damage than the digital shift?