Laundry, butcher and clothes shop shut
Last updated at 11:23, Thursday, 16 August 2012
THE long-standing presence in Whitehaven of a dry cleaners on the corner of Church Street and Lowther Street comes to an end on August 25 when the Lakeland shop shuts down.
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It's a shame, although I live far away, I do love visiting Whitehaven. With each visit I notice more and more shops are closing, along with disgraceful town pubs. Whitehaven is a gorgeous harbourtown that has so much potential. It needs: cruise ships, bistros, cafes, exclusive shops, boutique hotels and a true shopping district. (to think you have to go to Workington to shop, that's crazy) All these things will put Whitehaven on the map. With the beauty of the sea and the gorgeous Lakes right next door, I am not sure why Whitehaven council is still living in the dark ages. Visit other harbour towns in the States or Canada - my goodness you will soon realize what you are missing. Get your act together, or Whitehaven will soon be a ghost town.
I moved to Whitehaven 2 years ago and enjoy living in the town centre, though it's a shame there are so few good food shops (and most of the pubs are dives). Why, whenever a shop closes, is it the Council's fault? What about the rents property owners (some of whom are local, I believe) charge? Have the moaning brigade really not noticed there's a recession going on? Get real! And spend more money in local shops!
Would the last person to leave town (probably the Leader of the Council) turn off the lights!
The only good thing to come out of this town since the harbour development is the Distington by-pass, so that we can travel to Workington, Carlisle etc a little quicker. You can bet if the town was booming the council would want the plaudits so as its dying they must take the blame, from the top down.