We have been more than patient with the council, but time is now running out for many local traders who are struggling with the lack of footfall in Southend's High Street. We all need to pull together in order to get our council to listen and show more empathy for traders who work hard to make a living and who are now struggling due to the demise of the town centre.
Southend has limited local industry and many local people rely on starting their own business in order to survive. These entrepreneurs desperately need the local community to support them, particularly the retail businesses/restaurants, due to the steady neglect of the High Street over the last few years! We must work together to stop this dreadful decline of our town and STOP blaming Amazon! There are many other towns locally who have thriving High Streets, so let's encourage visitors back and take pride in our town again.
2 hours FREE parking would be a great start to help these struggling traders and at the same time encourage other businesses back into the High Street, potentially creating a win-win scenario.
Please download your petition now if you are in agreement or if you have other suggestions on this subject, please get in touch or leave a comment below.
Let us work together to save our town, the deadline is 20th March 2019. Please use the link to download a petition form and start collecting as many signatures as possible, 1500 is needed.
Please send your signed petition to Oracle House, 11 Clarence Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1AN.
Thank you for supporting this cause.