June 2, 2009
sad day for Highbridge' as recession-hit newsagent is boarded
ONCE-thriving shop in the heart of Highbridge has this week been
boarded up after being repossessed as the recession makes a visible
mark on the town.
to the dismay of local residents and businesses, the windows of
Highbridge News in Church Street were replaced by wooden boards
on Monday (June 1st).
Murphy, Chairman of the town's Chamber of Trade, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
the sight was "a very sad day for Highbridge."
added: "It is terrible that this once busy shop has been
boarded up by an absent landlord."
on a very visible corner site in the town and unfortunately boarding
up was the only solution in the short-term until it is bought
thoughts go to the entrepreneurs who bought it during the property
boom, and became a victim of the recession."
local traders and residents say they are unhappy that the property
has been boarded up in such a prominent position.
will discourage people from shopping in the town - it makes the
area look run down," one told Burnham-On-Sea.com.