Michele and Brandon worked alongside the shop workers union, USDAW to campaign outside of Broadwalk to highlight the importance of our local shopping centre. The campaign, Save Our Shops, was there to look at how the high street has been affected by online shopping and it called for the government to find a way to make the high
street thrive again.
The response from local people was incredible and highlighted it’s importance for the community. Because of COVID we now face shop closures and the loss of jobs on an unprecedented scale. We can’t wait for the government to find a solution, we need to encourage everyone to shop locally. Now more than ever, we need to save our shops.
Broadwalk shops now have new owners, and when they produce proposals that require detailed planning permission, it will be essential to have early consultation with the local community. If elected we will guarantee that these voices are listened to.