Wellington Business Association is concerned that the number of empty shops in the town centre is the highest for three years.
In the past 12 months Cloud9, the Co-op Bank, Shaun Richards electrical, Lucy Foreman hair, and Country Sports have all closed their doors. So to has the King’s Arms pub.
“It’s a little worrying because retail is a town’s public face. People like to go out and browse,” said Andrew Sully, the WBA’s economics development spokesman.
“If they go out into a town with too many empty shops then they might decide to go to Taunton next time. The odd thing about this is that the employment market in Wellington seems buoyant with local companies having to work hard to recruit new staff.”