What should be done to fix Newport’s high street problem and bring people back to the centre?
NO HIGH street has been immune to the impact of austerity, rise in online shopping and increase in out-of-town retail parks.
But cities such as Bristol and Manchester have reinvented themselves by offering clean and vibrant spaces, encouraging local businesses and providing reasons to visit.
With Newport sandwiched between Bristol and Cardiff, the high-street decline has been particularly pronounced.
Indeed, a report from PwC found that between January 2019 and July 2019, Newport lost the second most shops in Wales – with ten closing and four opening.
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