Shocking number of closures since start of the year
Over the last six months there has been a sharp rise in the number of shops and restaurants closing in the centre of Newbury.
After a quick pencil down of the shops and restaurants closing within just 800 metres in the Town Centre is straggering, we reckon there are on average close to two shutting up every month.
While of course there are positive stories such as White Company, the Dolphin, Walkabout and Zinc all investing in the Town over the last few years, the number of closures is of serious concern.
And then the maybe will it or wont of this one: