I feel that Tenterden needs an overall strategy to improve the balance of retail sectors. This would be an enormous task, including tackling local, regional and national policies, however the ball could start rolling from grass roots by a dedicated steering group including local interest groups and the Town Council.
I recently vacationed in Europe and enjoyed the wide variety of retail offerings in similar sized towns – we should be using these exemplars to help determine how this retail environment is obviously thriving over there to try and infuse some of that here.
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