Biggleswade Is Back In Business

18th May 2021 posted in BUYERS TENANTS

Cllr Grant Fage spoke in depth to the Biggleswade Chronicle, touching on a range of topics. He said; “Biggleswade Town centre has had a tough time in this lockdown - the whole of 2020 was difficult enough, to lose out on much of the Christmas trade and that at the start of the year has been very challenging for almost all businesses. Thankfully we are starting to see some green shoots of recovery.”

The councillor also said; “There has been good footfall in the day time, with our cafes and retailers hopefully benefitting from better trade - the town centre has felt busier and residents have been out enjoying the good weather. The night time economy will hopefully pick up from this weekend, with many residents keen to visit their local pubs for the first time in months.”

Sadly, Biggleswade has lost businesses

The councillor spoke about the local businesses who are sadly no longer with us. He said, “Sadly, Biggleswade has lost a few businesses, but there is fresh investment in the town, with a Physiotherapy [centre] moving in the High Street, a new cafe on Hitchin Street, and men's clothing shop Branson's expanding. The town council is also investing in the market, with new traders joining for the first time from the 17th and a larger market on 24th. The market will look and feel better than ever before, with a rich variety of stalls, accompanied by live music and some attractions for children. The market will in an important draw to bring residents into the town centre, not just from Biggleswade, but the many surrounding villages as well.”

Cllr Fage concluded by saying; “Richard Fuller MP also visited the town centre this week, seeing how our businesses are looking to open in a Covid-safe way. The town council looks forward to working with him to attract fresh businesses and ensure our town centre bounces back better than ever before.”

Many Biggleswade businesses are glad to be back

Local sweet shop owner, Adrian Threlfall, of Sweet Alley located in Abbots Walk, said; “So far so good. It was a little bit cold for people having to queue outside, that was the hardship for Monday, but people coped with grace and were happy to be back out there! When people came inside we had a lot of 'ooh you've got this!' and 'ooh you've got that - proper Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts!' We try not to do the imposters; we've got the real thing.”

Mr Threlfall also said; “Biggleswade is a good hub, and one of the nicer towns in Bedfordshire. We are still a proper market town. It's nice to see everybody back and thank you for your support. Support through Instagram and Facebook has been phenomenal.”

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