Need to restore town centre to former glory

PUBLISHED: 11:47 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

WHEN we moved to Royston 24 years ago from near Biggleswade, it was a thriving town with some great shops, delicatessens, small supermarkets, and a cinema. But we all know that and now wonder what we can do about restoring our town centre to is former glo

WHEN we moved to Royston 24 years ago from near Biggleswade, it was a thriving town with some great shops, delicatessens, small supermarkets, and a cinema.

But we all know that and now wonder what we can do about restoring our town centre to is former glory.

I recently re-visited Biggleswade and was totally surprised by the transformation that has taken place in its town centre.

From being a scruffy little market town it is now buzzing with some great shops and restaurants, and I could not see any empty shop units.

So I ask the town manager why doesn't he contact some of the retailers such as Ask, New Look, McKay & Co, Costa Coffee (our small square at the bottom of Fish Hill would make a great outdoor area with trees, benches and coffee shop) and see if they would come to Royston.

If some do I believe it would inject the life we need in the town to make it buzzing again.

Nothing ventured nothing gained.

S DESMOND

Eastfield Rd

Royston


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